Roxx Action - 2010 - Young, Wild & Running Free
1. Runnin' Wild
2. Motorcycle Man
3. Sweet Suspicion
The very first studio effort from Belgium's own Roxx Action is a four-track bullet-train ride.
"Runnin' Wild" opens the disc with a blast, and translates the young age and energy of the band members into music.
Quick, powerful and in-your-face, this is a great "welcome to our show" song for people who haven't seen Roxx Action on stage yet.
The recording quality is more than average, plenty of bass, great vocal tracking, pumping drums and a thick guitar track. The guitar sound could have been a little less sharp in my opinion, but that's just my observation and it doesn't do the album any bad.
Number 2 is "Motorcycle Man", not a cover version of Saxon, but a speedy rocker instead. Blend some punk with old school rock n roll, kick the pitch up a notch, and there you go: 100% headbanging music.
"Sweet Suspicion" slows everything down a little bit, and sounds a lot more bluesy than the previous 2 tracks also.
The riff on this one invites the singer to tell a story, and the listener to, well, listen... This sounds like the song that will get stuck in people's heads most of all.
The finishing track "Deadbeat" is definitely the most punky song, but based on a rockabilly rhythm, proving that there is great songwriting capacity in these youngsters.
Check out "Runnin' Wild" and "Sweet Suspicion" on www.myspace.com/roxxaction
Last Updated (Monday, 04 October 2010 16:40)