Saturday, April 11, 2015

CD REVIEW: DIRTY ANGEL by Maxx Explosion

DIRTY ANGEL by Maxx Explosion
(Kivel Records)

Melodic rockers Maxx Explosion return with their sophomore release, 'Dirty Angel'. Chris McCarvil (vocals, bass),  Jimi Bell (guitar) and BJ Zampa (drums). For those who loved their debut outing, 'Forever', the lads deliver the goods in spades this time around. Kicking off the fireworks with the instrumental opener, "Voodoo Moon" that segues into the shot of adrenaline that is, "Dr. Saturday" the foot stomping groove of "Crazy Hot" is up next to stimulate the senses. If this song doesn't move you, better call your doctor. The rest of the songs presented here are all top notch with catchy hooks that stay in your head for years upon hearing them. The tracks "Over You", "Nothing's Easy", "Ordinary Life", "Impossible" and even the more laid back "All For You" and title track that closes the album have memorable riffs and catchy choruses. The trio serve up a solid take on the Gary Wright classic hit, "Dream Weaver". All in all a well made album of melodic hard rock. Served up by top notch musicianship and rock solid vocals. The production and recording is crisp and polished and the hooks are non-stop. Can't go wrong with this group as it is a very solid effort. If you are a fan of great melodic rock, I would strongly recommend this recording. Put it in and turn up the volume! - Highly Recommended
Tony @The Dedicated Rocker/All Access Magazine

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