I strongly believe that Trixter has always been marred with a bit of bad timing. They have one of the consummate 80’s sounds, despite their debut not coming out until 1990. That first album did get a bit of attention, but unfortunately it was definitely towards the end of an era and the scene changed drastically before they really were able to capitalize. They also were thrown in with some of the other hair bands and had a bit of a bad rap amongst the more hardcore elements of the metal scene, which was very undeserved. I always enlikened them to more of a rocking hard rock party band, ala Quiet Riot, Van Halen (pre-Sammy) and AC/DC and many lumped them in with all the chic metal category which they really didn’t belong in. All of that is ancient history however as now some 25 years later they have struck again. After their successful comeback in New Audio Machine, they amped things up even further with their latest offering, which is 11 tracks of balls-out hard rock party anthems! The band have a way with writing infectious and entertaining tracks without taking it too seriously. What we end up with is a very fun 45 minute thrill ride as we go back in time in a very cool way. This isn’t to say that the band just sticks to the same old same old song writing practices either. They are also well known for writing some really engaging tracks, even when they take things down a notch, the very cool ballad Every Second Counts for instance is a very well done track also. Not much else to add, you don’t need a DeLorean or a Tardis to go back in time, just put this on and you will be swept back to a different time. Don’t forget to pack your hairspray!
Choice Tracks – Rockin’ To The Edge Of The Night, Crash That Party, Not Like All The Rest, Good Times Now, Every Second Counts