Review by Officer Nice: The Keep It true festival is ahead of us. It has been two years ago I went there and I really want to go back. So I’ve ordered my ticket for next year because I had too much work at home to make it now. I miss the ambiance, the crowd, the friends,the beers and the chips. I miss the Metal market and the opportunity to see those Eighties bands you can not see anywhere else. This festival breathes so much True Metal…it’s beyond belief.
The reason I am mentioning this one is because of what is in my CD-player; Axevyper from Italy. This band has anything to do with True Metal and from the beginning until the end I really enjoyed this one. While driving to the work “The number of the beast” of Maiden was blowing through my speakers and it delivered me a good old trip to memory lane. I had flashbacks to the eighties, to the times I was just a kid with long hairs, black shirts and of course denim and leather! What a marvelous time! Axvyper enforced that feeling and so I had two good reasons to like this album, I am in the perfect mood for it.
Axevyper delivers typical Eighties Heavy Metal with anything this subgenre demands. I hear great twin guitars, good leads and hard hitting riffs, a good base of drums and bass guitars and a vocal that fits the music perfectly. Axevyper plays Metal that plays on the boundaries of NWOBHM, traditional eighties Heavy Metal and the old US Metal. Bands like Jaguar, Demon, Running Wild, Gravestone, Attacker, Overlorde, Iron Maiden (of course!) etc. will easily cross your mind while listening to this one. It won’t give Axevyper any world domination, endlessly word tours in luxury hotels with tens of groupies by their side. At least, that is what I think….but they will receive the respect of every fan of true Heavy Metal. The reason is obvious because you can easily hear these guys are big fans themselves of the genre.
So, fans of good traditional Heavy Metal can easily pick this one up. You’ll hear plenty of songs that will give you that old fashioned Heavy Metal feeling. You’ll bang that head, you will raise the fists and you will sing along after a few spins. Just for the fun, in the name of good old Heavy Metal! Check https://www.facebook.com/Axevyper/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf
My rating: 83/100 (Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it)