SAXON----THUNDERBOLT Feb 2nd, 2018 silver lining music
Saxon has delivered yet another finely tuned heavy metal masterpiece. Produced by Andy Sneap for Silver Lining Music Thunderbolt is the 22nd album by the metal icons, and they show no signs of slowing down. Songs like "Speed Merchants", and " Sniper", are some of their finest works to date. But it is on the soon to be classic hits, "Thunderbolt", and "They played rock and roll", that Saxon once again define themselves; as the permanent kings of the NWOBHM movement that spawned them all those years ago.
" They played rock and roll"is a fitting sonic tribute to the great Lemmy and Motorhead. The enduring mutual affection by both bands is hailed throughout the song. Mutual respect for other artists can sometimes be fleeting in the business and yet Saxon have remained pure to a higher standard.
They are the esteemed gentlemen of heavy metal. But make no mistake there is still fierce power and energy that spills out of their music in all its glory. This is Refined and tempered metal, honed to a razor sharp cutting edge.
10/10 Wolf Howls
Cry Of The Wolf Magazine
Catch Saxon on the road this year as they tour with Judas Priest. two classic metal monsters tearing through a city near you