Released 20 April 2012 on Frontiers

Trixter rode the tail end of the 80s hard rock craze. I have to admit both their albums (released in 90 and 92 respectively) passed beneath my radar at the time. Like so many of their contemporaries, Trixter have seen fit to reunite.

As I’m not familiar with their earlier material, I can’t say whether or not the band has strayed far from its original sound. What’s on offer here is enjoyable, summertime hard rock. Cliched? Sure. Dangerous? Hardly… (Which means they are now as they were then –  Editor).

But if you enjoy tapping your foot while humming the chorus, there’s plenty on offer. It’s typical 80s LA fare. Done quite well. A very palatable blend of melody and old school fun. I’ve said this before, but this is one of those albums that’ll take you right back to 1989. For better or worse.

Comparable bands? Cry Wolf comes to mind, but Trixter are a more lightweight unit.

Production could have been better (as is so often the case these days) but isn’t distracting.

Rating – 83%
Review by Sancho


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