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Saxon
CD Reviews
Call To Arms
Review by Mike Korn
On their last album Into the Labyrinth, Saxon tried their hand at a very multi-faceted set that showed they could play many styles of metal and hard rock.

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Into the Labyrinth
Review by Gary Hill
It’s been years since I’ve heard a new Saxon album. I have to admit there was a time when I had a turntable set up with a timer and had their Wheels of Steel album as my alarm clock.

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Killing Ground
Review by Mike Korn
With their 20th (yes, 20th!) album, England's Saxon have surely proven their endurance and longevity. After some mighty lean years in the 90's, the veteran metal band is enjoying a resurgence of sorts and "Killing Ground" should do nothing to hurt their reputation.
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Lionheart
Review by Mike Korn
The lineage of British heavy metal bands is a long and noble one, replete with legendary names like Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Black Sabbath and many more. Surely Saxon has distinguished itself well enough over the last 25 years or so to join this metallic Round Table.
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Metalhead
Review by Mike Korn
I can attest personally to the fact that Saxon is one of the best live heavy metal bands on the planet, having just seen them demolish The Attic with UDO in tow. These dudes have been plying their trade for many years and never have they wavered from their desire to provide pure, unadulterated metal.
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Power & The Glory
Review by Greg Olma

I have been a longtime fan of Saxon and followed their rise since 1980. My first record was Wheels Of Steel, and I have never hated one of their releases.


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Strong Arm of the Law
Review by Greg Olma
Saxon was very prolific in the early days as this was their second release in 1980.  They released Wheels of Steel four months prior to this record, and both are considered classics.  

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The Inner Sanctum
Review by Mike Korn
By now, there's not much to say about Saxon that hasn't already been said..."the venerable British metalheads remain as solid as a rock,” "the band should have been as big as Priest and Maiden,” "these English rockers prove old school metal isn't dead,” so on and so forth, etc. etc., etc. All of which is of course true.
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Thunderbolt
Review by Greg Olma
Saxon is more than just a band.  At this point, they are an institution that started in 1979 with the birth of NWOBHM and has consistently toured and put out records ever since.

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Unplugged and Strung Up + Heavy Metal Thunder
Review by Gary Hill
This double disc set is an unusual one.

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DVD Reviews
Saxon - Heavy Metal Thunder: The Movie DVD
Review by Mike Korn
A world class band deserves a world class DVD tribute and Heavy Metal Thunder: The Movie is absolutely worthy of Saxon.

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Concert Reviews
Saxon - Live in St. Charles, Illinois, October 2011
Review by Greg Olma

It had been almost a decade since Saxon last graced the stages of the Chicago-land area.


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Saxon - Live in Sugar Land, Texas April 2018
Review by Greg Olma

Saxon is no longer just a band but an institution promoting solid NWOBHM music.  They have been at it since 1979 and by the looks of it, they are not looking to retire anytime soon. 


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Saxon - Live Waunakee, WI, November, 2000
Review by Mike Korn
Where the hell is Waunakee, Wisconsin? That must have been what the members of Saxon were asking themselves when they saw this gig on their itinerary.
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Interviews
Saxon
Interview by Mike Korn
Interview with Biff Byford of Saxon From 2009
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Various Artists - Bang Your Head!!! Festival DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Ah, summer in Europe; the warm weather, the tourists, and most of all the Heavy Metal festivals. The poor American metal fan has to suffer through Ozzfest while the European audiences get fests that bring together many name acts for a weekend of good music.
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Doro - Fear No Evil
Review by Gary Hill
You can never go wrong with a Doro album. Sure, the sound is not often cutting edge – or even surprising. But it’s consistently good.

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Various Artists - Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal DVD
Review by Gary Hill
Considered by many to be one of the most important periods in the history of metal, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) saw the rise of groups like Iron Maiden (hence the title), Def Leppard, Samson, Saxon and others.
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Various Artists - Live at Wacken 2012 DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

Whenever I see one of these sets – they have the Wacken Festival every year and always release it for video later – I am amazed at the range of sounds presented.


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Various Artists - NWOBHM Thunder: New Wave Of British Heavy Metal 1978-1986
Review by Gary Hill

This new collection of music from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal is particularly strong. We get three CDs of music along with a nice booklet.


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Various Artists - Rock For Asia DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Musicians in general are some of the most charitable people on earth. They use their fame to raise money and create awareness for the pet causes.
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Various Artists - The Merciless Book of Metal Lists written by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins
Review by G. W. Hill

I suppose how you feel about this book has a lot to do with how seriously you take it.


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Various Artists - Winds of Time_ The New Wave of British Heavy Metal 1979-1985
Review by Gary Hill

This three-CD set really serves as a great introduction to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. You get songs from bands ranging from Diamond Head to Venom to Girlschool, and everything in between.


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