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Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Trixter
Title: Hear
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Release Date: 10/13/1992
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Glam, Pop Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 008811063528, 008811063542

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Overlooked, but better than the debut...
Jeff Bredeson | Rockford, IL | 07/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As many of you know, Trixter had a wave of success with their debut album at the tail end of the 80s metal era. Unfortunately, by the time they were able to break from the commercialized mold that record producers were throwing out there by the dozens, Grunge had taken over and it was too late for this one to get the break it most rightly deserved. This album exceeds Trixter's excellent debut in songwriting, musicianship, and production quality to boot. Rockin' tracks like Road of a Thousand Dreams (which sounds incredibly similar to Bon Jovi's "I Believe" at the beginning) and Bloodrock are great hook-laden melodic rock, and Runaway Train and As the Candle Burns will be two of your favorite ballads of all time. If you're a fan of the 80s metal era and never bothered to pick this one up, you certainly should do so. It's a very strong release with zero filler."
Better than the first one
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 03/24/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"New Jersey rockers Trixter were a little older (I think they all hit the legal drinking age), and a little wiser when their second album - 1992's Hear - was released. I have to say I wasn't terribly impressed with their self-titled debut album, but the band definitely made some improvements this time around.

Hear is still a pretty basic "by the numbers" pop metal album, but it's a pretty good one too. The songs are more melodic, the production is better, and the musicianship is tighter. The lyrics aren't any smarter ("Come on baby, get on top of my rockin' horse"), but this is hair metal after all. At the very least it's on par with what bands like Slaughter, Firehouse, Danger Danger, Warrant, and Steelheart were releasing at the time.

Trixter would go on to issue a covers album before being washed away in the alternative rock wave of the early 90's. As much as I enjoy this kind of music, it's not hard to understand how a band like Trixter didn't have the kind of staying power to weather out that particular storm.
Great Effort
B. Travis | somewhere in La. | 01/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember going to see Trixter back in '91. I absolutely loved thier first album. It was nothing special and didnt really stand out among other albums, there was just something that I liked about the sound. After a few years I didnt really listen to music after the 'grunge' thing hit. Just last year I heard a Trixter song and it got me to thinking about them. I found this CD and decided to give it a listen. I was absolutlely blown away. This CD is one of the best I have ever heard from anybody. It has a much heavier sound than thier first effort. I would advise anybody who listened to Trixter or 'glam' or 'hair' or whatever you want to call it, to go out and get this if you can. I call it good old fashioned kick ass rock and roll. Im not sure if this CD was ahead of its time or behind its time. Great piece of work, just a little too late. I wish these guys were still recording, Id love to hear what they could do."