1. Drag Me Down
2. Get On It
3. Dirty Love
5. Live For The Day
7. Physical Attraction
8. Tattoos & Misery
9. The Coolest Thing
10. Save Your Soul
11. Walk With A Stranger
12. Heart Of Steel (acoustic)
Pete Loran (lv)
Steve Brown (g, bv)
PJ Farley (b, bv)
Mark Scott (d)
May 2, 2012
New Audio Machine
© 2012 Frontiers Records
(FR CD 551)
12 tracks - TT 47:03
release date: April 20, 2012
Strange but true: Frontiers Records gave some ‘classic melodic rock’ bands from the 80s a new chance and they came back with flying colours. Some examples: Shy with “Shy” (# 1 in our poll of 2011), Treat with “Coup De Grace” (# 1 in our poll of 2010), Danger Danger with “Revolve” (# 2 in our poll of 2010) and Mastedon with “3” (# 3 in our poll of 2010). Can the same thing happen with “New Audio Machine”, the comeback album from Trixter? I surely think so! Trixter released two good albums at the beginning of the 90s, but the change of the musical climate at the time made it impossible for them to go on. A reunion in the original line-up took place five years ago and since then the band has played a lot of gigs, so a new album was sort of a must. Creating a classic melodic hard rock album full of great songs, huge riffs and catchy vocals was their aim and “New Audio Machine” is all that and more. Some help in the songwriting department came from famous guys like Glen Burtnik (from Styx fame, on the opener “Drag Me Down”) and Rachel Bolan/Dave Sabo (from Skid Row, on the track “Walk With A Stranger”), but they did not really need it as all of their own new songs are very strong. So, let you impress by tracks like “Dirty Love”, “Machine”, “Ride” and “Save Your Soul”. A video clip of “Tattoos & Misery” can be found on Frontiers Records’ channel on YouTube. Enjoy it all the way! Another excellent comeback! (CL
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The jury is out on this one with me. I find myself curious enough to pop it in my player over and over trying to figure out whether or not I like it. So far I listened to it maybe 3 times and I may give it one more, but probably not. It is rather average and I don't need average anymore, I need adventure.And Trixter has lost its sense of Adventure. Instead they are just exploring and vacationing rather than doing something fresh and now. Like maybe a breakdown in the middle of a tune. Or maybe a song that stars just bass, drums and vocals for half of it then kick into some really wild solo. Or, may I be so bold to suggest, maybe a song that has no lead solos at all and has a riff so good you dont even want a solo? Anyway, I am ranting and raving about nothing at all.
you need to give it more time....some great rockin' tunes, cool catchy riffs and class melodies, track 'the coolest thing' is, well, just sublime.
Very, very average!
stuck in the 80's has its nice moments, but also obsolete songs
fav track : get on it
same point of view than the last Tyketto.
A very good album with solid songs.
satisfied of this comeback.
These guys were in the early 90’s one of the second knife of the whole Hair Metal Army… They never had the respect of the Metal Community but they got the big overnight MTV success. They were one the first victims of the Grunge-Blitz and nobody really cried upon their tomb and nobody either was expecting nothing better from them or even wished for their comeback.
In 2008, something started to move again with the release of a good, back in the day, live album “Alive In Japan” which was a good reminder of the efficiency of the band and the two brand new studio tracks as well were quite appetizing… Now under the guidance of Frontiers Records, TRIXTER is back… A clever mix between 80s Stadium Hair Metal and some New Jersey Classic Rock with a little Modern Mainstream US Rock to get the Modern flavour: That’s the very tasty and addictive recipe of the day…
The first four tracks are amazing!!!! So, “Dirty Love” & “Machine” both sound like early VAN HALEN shuffle whereas “Drag Me Down” & “Get On It” are more in the FIREHOUSE / DANGER DANGER tradition… Juicy, sexy and entertaining! But “Live For The Day” is a good specimen of -how it could have sounded- if we weren’t some lucky bastards… It’s not a bad song but it’s a regular contemporary Rock cut like the ones that the guitar player, Steve Brown, used to play when he was involved in some mainstream Alternative project like 40 Ft. RINGO…
Fortuitously “Ride” flashed as another 80s Stadium fashion ooooahh whooo… Exactly like “Physical Attraction” and same comments for “Tattoos & Misery” or ”Save Your Soul”: Nothing new but some good 2nd league American Party-Metal Anthems. The last part of the album is as expected a little more conventional but let’s face it, this is quite a sweet surprise as I would have never bet a single penny on a release of such high calibre. The final bonus track is an acoustic version of “Heart Of Steel” while the Japanese edition is recommended as the bonus is a good remake of the track “Give It To Me Good” also taken from the highly successful 1990 Self titled album!
(originally written for www.metal-temple.com)
It's a hard period, much music is boring and just heard,but please hands off from the quality of the sound and writing of this cd. It will be not unforgettable but a fresh air opened window yes.
Good. If you like the genre.
Hahahaha. Mediocre. Nonsense afirmation. Top class melodic Hard Rock with tons of hooks
Crap???Mediocre???Boring??? Just don't get those statements at all.
borring...and more borring is Pete's voice after a few tracks.
Nice album and not mediocre at all. I think it starts in a very promising way, then fades a little, but still worth 5 stars.
Crap and mediocore???? Ok, it's all a matter of taste but you can't call this album mediocore!! This is a great record!! In the vain of the band's "Hear" release!!! Very good riffing, up-tempo tunes, solid production in a great comeback!!
ajajaja 6 stars??!! And then SHY last album?? twelve stars??!!
Crap and mediocre riff off album... Only the single (very Loverboy "Just getting started " era) Is OK...
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