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Trixter - Human Era

Published July 08 2015

=Staff's pick

Rockin' To The Edge Of The Night
Crash That Party
Not Like All The Rest*
For You
Every Second Counts
Beats Me Up
Good Times Now*
Midnight In Your Eyes*
All Night Long*
Soul Of A Lovin' Man
Human Era

Genre Hard Rock
Peter Loran
Tracks 11
Steve Brown
Running time 45 Min.
Label Frontiers Music
PJ Farley
Release June 05, 2015
Mark "Gus" Scott
Country USA
Producer Steve Brown w/ PJ Farley
Similar artists ---

The future looked pretty bright for this outfit with their self titled debut effort in the early 90's, but like many other bands hailing from that period, things eventually got worse within a few years and they soon disbanded. In 2008 the same lineup reunited to meet a different type of musical climate and Human Era is the band's second studio record since the comeback, preceded by New Audio Machine in 2012.

Trixter plays some type of party influenced hard rock which decidedly makes me think of sunny days, youth, a lawn and some kind of audio device to gather around. The music is overall easy to digest and it comes out with great, yet kind of humble, effect and it would definitely fit perfectly on an outdoor stage on a hot summer afternoon. It occasionally has a kind of boogie vibe to it and in a positive way, it sometimes also feels quite like a nostalgia trip back to the days when all started.

The record's overall quality comes in different shapes. It comprises a few awesome, arresting and symbolizing tracks like for instance All Night Long and Midnight In Your Eyes, but also a small number of songs to which I don't really take greater notice of. It's not like the latter are bad, but they don't all have the capacity to run me over with any kind of substantial weight and therefore pass me by quite quickly.

Human Era is after all a very pleasant release and more specifically its second half which by far contains most of the album's greatest and most affective songs. If you like easy-going, nice and catchy hard rock melodies, I think it's pretty safe to say that you will at least find some value in this record.








7 chalices of 10 - Tobbe

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