Saxon CD Review April 18, 2009Posted by texasheartland in Feelings, heavy metal, music, Product Reviews, Products, Progressive Metal, random, Reviews, thoughts.
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Once again, this CD is a win in a contest from House of Hair (hosted by Dee Snider). This review will be of their current album, “Into the Labyrinth”- which was actually recorded in Germany and released this year.
I love heavy metal and British band Saxon falls under that category with being progressive metal. From my POV, progressive metal is melodic melodies with lyrics rich in riddles and fantasiful undertones. Progressive metal bands include Kamelot, Epica, and Queensrÿche. But Saxon doesn’t stop there with songs like “Slow Lane Blues”, which are reminscient of ACDC. “Valley of the Kings”, which covers historical events, reminds you of Iron Maiden with modern guitar riffs and breaks (or solos.)
Most of their songs have that present heaviness that metal is synonomous with and the heavy metal hand raised high.
I love this CD. Saxon rocks!
01. Battalions Of Steel
02. Live To Rock
03. Demon Sweeney Todd
04. The Letter
05. Valley Of The Kings
06. Slow Lane Blues
07. Crime Of Passion
08. Premonition in D Minor
10. Protect Yourselves
12. Come Rock Of Ages (The Circle Is Complete)
13. Coming Home (Bottleneck Version)