RUXT – Labyrinth Of Pain (2020)

From the rich Italian Rock scene, RUXT are one of the few playing classic hard rock with some traditional melodic metal on it. “Labyrinth Of Pain” is their new album to be released tomorrow where they present a new vocalist, always a challenge for a rock n’ roll band.
And the challenge is bigger when you hear singer K-Cool (cool nickname indeed) first notes. His voice seems broken, strange. But once you are in the mid-part of the first song here you’re hooked. This guy is a quite unique rock vocalist for sure.
And musically, RUXT are stupendous at what they do: this is classic, twin guitar driven hard rock / traditional melodic metal with a 1982-84 European style / sound. And the songs are very good, believe me, finding myself humming these melodies while pressing the repeat button.
It’s a highly recommended, enjoyable stuff.