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Saxon – The Solid Book Of Rock – Boxset Review

The complete latter-day Saxon package!

Metalhead (1999)

Source // on-parole.com

Source // on-parole.com

Track Listing: Intro / Metalhead / Are We Travellers In Time / Conquistador / What Goes Around / Song Of Evil / All Guns Blazing / Prisoner / Piss Off / Watching You / Sea Of Life

Metalhead may not have registered on the radar of the casual Saxon fan but this often overlooked album continued the bands reversal of fortune, although they still couldn’t get arrested in Britain at this point!

From the staccato riffing of “Metalhead” itself or the flamenco influenced intro to melodic thrash fest “Conquistador” and the heavier and angrier likes of the stomping “Song Of Evil”, Saxon were on fine form throughout.

While Saxon did lose their way at the tail end of the 80’s and the dawn of the 90’s, there still are some mid period gems hidden away in their catalogue and Metalhead is definitely one of them. If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favour and remedy the situation….you’re hardly a ‘metalhead’ without it! 7/10

No bonus tracks! Cheapskates (we jest, of course!)

About Chris Jennings (1985 Articles)
I love metal. Always have. Always will. As editor of Worship Metal - a site dedicated to being as positive about metal and its myriad of sub-genres as possible - my aim is to 'worship' metal through honest reviews, current news and a wide variety of features; offering the same exposure to underground bands as we do to mainstream/well known acts. Our mantra; the bands are partners and we exist to serve the bands \m/

4 Comments on Saxon – The Solid Book Of Rock – Boxset Review

  1. Ordered mine, and can’t wait for it to arrive. The only disc I already have from the boxset is Inner Sanctum. That album goes to show how great heavy metal music can be overlooked.

    • Chris Jennings // August 22, 2017 at 4:02 pm // Reply

      You won’t regret it Glen, it’s an outstanding set. Saxon have been ridiculously consistent over the years and this boxset proves how some of the finest metal of the past 2 decades has been overlooked!

  2. Jimmy A Gates // August 23, 2017 at 7:24 am // Reply

    Fully agree with this review. An outstanding set from a very very consistent band. ESSENTIAL

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