CD REVIEW Mad Max

Band : Mad Max
Album title : Another Night Of Passion
Label : SPV/Steamhammer
Distributor : Suburban
Release Date : 26/03/2012
Release : CD

German band Mad Max have been around since the eighthies, but so far have not released that many albums.  Of course that might have to do with the fact that Michael Voss, the band’s leader is active on many fronts, sometimes at the same time.

For this record, the original line up of 1987’s album ‘Night Of Passion’ reunited.  This album was the one they hoped would mean their breakthrough in the States, but sadly enough this was not to be the case, since the record company they were signed to at that time totally neglected what the band could have meant in the US, and despite a sound that would have been perfect for  US stadions, the album was neigh to unobtainable in the US.

So a time after the release of ‘Night of Passion’ Mad Max ceased to exist, and band members went their own way. 
What must be said is that with this album Mad Max more or less continue where they left.  This album is chock full of American stadium rock with a very eighties sound to it.  I’d even say this is a type of rock that we’ve not heard in a long while. Sadly enough I don’t think this will mean their breakthrough in the States though, since musical tastes have changed quite a bit.

Never mind though.  If you like bands like Gotthard or Def Leppard this album definitely is something for you. 

96/100

Erik Morren.