Hailing from Malmö, Sweden, Crazy Lixx was formed in 2002 and is one of the bands, who strive for the revival of glam metal. Now the Swedes are releasing their seventh studio album and nothing can stop them – for another time they are releasing a great 80s metal album that a lot of people will like. Ideal for fans of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses etc., “Street Lethal” is a journey back to the glorious days of hair metal, a thrilling venture full of memorable melodies, big choruses, mincing guitars and sturdy grooves. The band is in a very good shape and delivers dainty material, which is good enough to make you wanna smile and dance! I am sure that if that album was released 25 years ago, it would be a smash hit – “Anthem for America”, “The Power”, “Caught Between the Rock n’ Roll”, “In the Middle of Nothing” and “Thief in the Night” aren’t just nice songs, but a proof that even nowadays, melodic hard rock/metal can be attractive and effective. All the members of the band gave their all to make this album a real killer, however, the protagonist of “Street Lethal” is singer/guitarist Danny Rexon, whose lovely vocals fit perfectly with the sweet guitar work and the well-polished sound of the rhythm section. “Street Lethal” is a lethal weapon of nice music, which comes to gives us many beautiful moments. Are you ready to enter the time machine for a travel to the 80s? Sit back, fasten your seatbelt and … listen!

♦ 8/10

Dimitris Zacharopoulos