Saxon – Thunderbolt Review

Saxon - Thunderbolt

Artist: Saxon
Album: Thunderbolt
Genre: Metal
Label: Militia Guard
Release Date: February 2, 2018


If you’re a fan of Saxon, you already know that this legendary band never disappoints. It’s simply incredible to think that Saxon‘s debut album release will be 40 years old next year. The band sounds in top form on Thunderbolt. Like a fine wine, Saxon just gets better with age. Biff Byford sounds incredible. By the way, he’s now 67 years old and sounds better than most singers that are half of his age. The title track is heavy and merciless. Followed up by The Secret Of Flight, which is is a classic sounding song that fits perfectly. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz) starts out with a classical and creepy sounding keyboard intro that leads straight into another great rock number. My favorite track has to be They Played Rock N’ Roll. It’s the second single from Thunderbolt and pays tribute to the legendary, late Lemmy and his band, Motorhead. Predator is simply a riff lover’s dream, with a great vocal effect that delivers with power. One of the other standout tracks for me is Speed Merchants a real burn the place to the ground, rock song. Like I said earlier, Saxon never disappoints, and Thunderbolt is no exception. This is one of the best albums that the band have produced in years. There simply isn’t a bad song to be found here. All killer and no filler. The band is touring with Judas Priest soon, so catch them live if you get the chance. What a great concert package. Two legends of heavy metal together. Thunderbolt will be released on February 2nd, 2018. You should be waiting at the door of your favorite record store or at least getting up at midnight and downloading it as soon as it’s available in your favorite digital music store. Saxon’s Thunderbolt is destined to be one of the best albums of 2018!

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Track Listing:

1. Olympus Rising
2. Thunderbolt
3. The Secret of Flight
4. Nosferatu (The Vampires Waltz)
5. They Played Rock and Roll
6. Predator
7. Sons of Odin
8. Sniper
9. A Wizard’s Tale
10. Speed Merchants
11. Roadie’s Song
12. Nosferatu (Raw Version)*

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