Axminster

Boston-based Axminster band released the EP "Tightrope" containing six tracks of catchy heavy rock vibes with a blues influence. Formed in 1983, the band has its roots in 70s and early 80s rock and is still linked to the sounds of American rock such as Montrose, Sweet and Aerosmith, and it is this particularity of the Axminster sound that makes the EP interesting.

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4/17/20221 min read

Band: Axminster

Title: Tightrope

Genre: Rock - Heavy Rock

Release Date: March 2022

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Tracklist:

1. Broken Nails

2. Down to the Bone

3. Kids These Days

4. Tightrope

5. Put Ya Money

6. Trippin’

Lineup:

Benny Fiorentino - Guitar / Vocals

Steve Sera - Vocals / Guitar

Danny Callan - Bass / Vocals

Xanon Xicay - Drums

Boston-based Axminster band released the EP "Tightrope" containing six tracks of catchy heavy rock vibes with a blues influence.

Formed in 1983, the band has its roots in 70s and early 80s rock and is still linked to the sounds of American rock such as Montrose, Sweet and Aerosmith, and it is this peculiarity of the Axminster sound that hovers over 'Tightrope' that makes the EP interesting.

The opener 'Broken Nails' is a scratchy track with a typical 80's flavour but with a modern twist, great guitars and a chorus that make it particularly catchy but, personally, it's with the following 'Down to the Bone' that the band offers the best of itself in a sharp and rough track, if the guitars were already good in the previous track, in this one they are amazing, the duo Fiorentino/Sera show their skills flanking the vibrant rhythm line with a beautiful bass.

'Kids These Days' is the quietest track on the EP and the band show us their more bluesy side.

The title track 'Tightrope' brings us back to the more light-hearted and festive sound, pure and simple rock with an excellent appeal; following in the same vein is 'Put Ya Money' while 'Trippin'' is even more catchy and scratchy with a solid and rough sound.

"Tightrope" is an EP to listen to in one go, with a hammering rock rhythm and catchy refrains. For the more 'agé' like me it is a dive into the past, for the youngsters it is one of the best ways to rediscover one of the sounds that marked an era and continues to keep us cheerfully.

Valeria Campagnale

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