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Trixter
New Audio Machine
May 2012
Released: 2012, Frontiers Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Waspman

Who would have thought that Trixter would be back in 2012? These guys had a brief brush with fame in the dying days of the glam metal era (early ‘90s); with a gold selling debut. Their second album, HEAR, was in every way a more mature effort but was sadly ignored when grunge exploded. The band reformed in 2007 and has done some minor touring, all the while working on this, their first album in almost 20 years.



Trixter was always about catchy songs, heavy on the melodies but with enough guitar crunch to make it palatable – these traits are still with the band and are what drives NEW AUDIO MACHINE. From rockers to ballads, these guys do it all, including having ballads that are more heartfelt and soulful than the average hard rocker. Highlights would be the driving opener “Drag Me Down”, the rightly chosen single “Tattoos and Misery” and the inspiring ballad, “Live for the Day”.



It feels like Trixter hasn’t missed a beat since 1992; the band sounds as vibrant today as they did back then. Their sound and song writing skills have definitely matured, but the band still has a youthful exuberance to its sound that is undeniable. Welcome back guys!
Track Listing

1. Drag Me Down
2. Get On It
3. Dirty Love
4. Machine
5. Live for the Day
6. Ride
7. Physical Attraction
8. Tattoos & Misery
9. The Coolest Thing
10. Save Your Soul
11. Walk With a Stranger

Lineup

Peter Loran: Vocals
Steve Brown: Guitar
PJ Farley: Bass
Mark Scott: Drums

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