QUESTION - ALL SAXON FANS . . . .
NFL Fanatic | United States | 03/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey guys, the cassette version of this release had the song "Suzi Hold On" and the CD has "Midas Touch". "Suzi Hold On" appears on an earlier Saxon release (WHEELS OF STEEL), but the version on the POWER & THE GLORY is far superior. Can ANYONE tell me where to find the POWER & THE GLORY version of "Suzi Hold On" on CD?
OK, now for the review . . .
I LOVE the title track "Power And The Glory" - fast riffs and some great drumming. It sould similar to DIO's "Stand Up And Shout", if you've ever heard it. "This Town Rocks" is another fast-paced, hard rocker.
Saxon has had some interesting lyrical content throughout their career. They seemed to take a cue from Iron Maiden for topics like vikings ("Warrior") and fighting and war ("Power And The Glory"). We've also got the standard metal topics of motorcycles ("Redline") and crowd pleasers ("This Town Rocks") - themes we've seen on earlier Saxon releases that will perpetuate in later releases.
Nigel Glockler makes his drummer debut here - and he is GOOD. The talent base for the band is good - maybe not quite up to Judas Priest or Iron Maiden level, but these guys wrote great songs and they play their metal hearts out for their fans. It's a shame they were not appreciated in the USA the way they were in their native England because they have a lot to offer the metal world. I have most of their CD's and all are in the 4 and 5 star range. Don't miss out on these guys. If you are new to SAXON, begin with POWER & THE GLORY, DENIM AND LEATHER, and INNOCENCE IS NO EXCUSE."
One of the Best!
Daniel Shimasaki | Arlington, TN | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't believe those that rated this album with 1 or 2 stars. This was, and is, definitely one of the best Metal albums of all time. I remember when the album originally came out. It was viewed as Saxon's best. I actually had the opportunity to see Saxon after this album came out. They were incredible. It's ashame that they never received the recognition they deserved.
For true Metal fans, get this album! It should defintely be in your collection if you appreciate original 80's Heavy Metal and not some water downed version of it."