[published]: 1986, March
[in]: Aardschok Metal Hammer, Vol. 1, No. 3
[article]: 'Welcome to the Club' album review
[by]: Stefan Rooyackers

The Canadian group Kick Axe begins 1986 with an excellent successor to their debut album Vices. The band has played many shows in the last 1 and 1/2 year and are still in the same line up. It took me some time to get accustomed when I heard this album for the first time. Especially side A sounds very different than the debut album. Good examples are the first two songs. These are less heavy and have some special twists which reminds me of Van Halen.

There are two ballads on side A "Comin' After You" and "Never Let Go" (very reminiscent to Angel). "Make Your Move" is again an old fashioned heavy Kick Axe song.

Side B is much more heavy. This side doesn't contain any ballads but three very heavy pieces "Hellraisers", "Too Loud, Too Old" and "Feel the Power".

"Can't Take It With You" is also a typical headbanger. The LP ends with the Beatles' song "With A Little Help From My Friends". Kick Axe fans can safely purchase this LP. They have to realise that the first two songs will sound very strange in their ears. This excellent LP gets a 9.