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Mad Max have got the class and the style to deliver.

Michael Voss' profile has gone up a good few notches recently. Vocals on Michael Schenker's 2011 'Temple Of Rock' album and a few festival performances to follow certainly helped as has the excellent Wolfpakk project having recently released their third album of Power Metal featuring several notable guest vocalists and guitarists. But for those of you that don't know Voss, Mad Max has been his band of the Classic Melodic Rock genre since 1982.

Following 2013's well received 'Interceptor', 'Thunder, Storm And Passion' is a re-recording of highlights of three albums recorded between 1984-87 ('Rollin' Thunder', 'Stormchild' and 'Night Of Passion'). Four tracks from '...Thunder' start things off with 'Fly Fly Away', one of those riffs and chorus so ridiculously simple that it works better than it should. There's British Rock influences abound on these first four tracks with touches of early Michael Schenker Group, Thin Lizzy and even Judas Priest all in the mix of the Heavy Rock of 'Losing You', the harmonies of 'Rollin' Thunder' and the power ballad 'Thoughts Of A Dying Man'.

By the time you reach the four tracks re-recorded from 'Stormchild' the sound has taken a slight transatlantic shift with the likes of Dokken springing to mind in the more melodic 'Never Say Never' and ''Lonely Is The Hunter'. Not that the Rock credentials are diluted with 'Stormchild' itself having the driving Power Metal riffs that Wolfpakk has more recently brought to the fore. Although MM is very much Voss' baby, they certainly are a genuine band with the longstanding core of Juergen Breforth (guitars) and Axel Kruse (drums) providing outstanding work throughout.

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After the acclaim of 'Interceptor', to follow it up with a re-recording of thirty year old songs may seem like a strange move. But in reality, when the music is this good 'Thunder, Storm and Passion' is an ideal introduction to the band's back catalogue for any newer fans and remind the older ones just how under-rated MM were back in the eighties as the album stands proud alongside any new output. The final four songs taken from '...Passion' maintain the standard with the Gotthard style Rock of 'Burning The Stage', the racing Metal of 'Wait For The Night', alongside the Classic Melodic Rock of 'Night Of Passion' and 'Hearts On Fire'.

And as if that isn't enough for you, the package comes with a second disc with seven of these tracks performed live along with a cover of the old Sweet hit 'Fox On The Run'. They may never have been one of the biggest names in Melodic Rock, but whether you view this album as either old or new, Mad Max have got the class and the style to deliver.

Ian Parry

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