[published]: 1986, December 29
[in]: Vancouver Province, p. 34
[article]: A 21-gun bore
[by]: Tom Harrison

Opening band Kick Axe came flying at audience, determined to prove that its career isn't really on the ropes.

The trimmed-down quartet has produced its most honest LP, Rock the World, on lunch money and has had a crushing year, yet its desperate commitment to heavy metal may be its saviour.

Otherwise, that heavy metal shuffle is going to be a long slide.