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Artist: Axxis

Title: Matters of Survival

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Axxis Matters of Survival Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1995

Label: Electrola (Holland)

Catalog Number: 7243 8 32469 2 2


Walter Pietsch guitars
Markus Gfeller bass
Richard Michalski drums
Bernhard Weiss vocals
Harry Oellers keyboards


1.  Ecstasy  3:24
2.  Idolator  4:10
3.  C'est La Vie  2:51
4.  On My Own  4:29
5.  Just a Story  3:04
6.  All My Life  3:18
7.  Freedom Comes  3:12
8.  Another Day  4:24
9.  Fan the Flames  3:38
10.  Watch Out  2:33
11.  Hide Away  4:07
12.  Back in My Bones  3:08
Total Running Time:  42:18

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Melodiker Date: February 7, 2003 at 16:20
This CD is in my ears terrible,but better than Voodoo Vibes !

From: FM Date: February 24, 2004 at 11:36
Not a bad album at all. Actually, I happen to love this one. All the songs have beautiful melodies and great hooks: overall the record has a bittersweet mood, combined with some intelligent lyrics. Nice production by Keith Olsen, too. Definitely a good album, reccomended.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: July 22, 2004 at 9:03
Although there's quite a bit of guitar on here, I think I'd say this is a little more AOR than hard rock but I'm quite sure I'll be "corrected" any minute now... That being said, good stuff, great melodies, great songs. Pretty dark in feeling, lots of minor keys and such, beats the hell out of most of the stuff coming out in '95. This is my first Axxis album, please feel free to suggest others I might like better.

From: Rocker76 Date: July 22, 2004 at 12:06
Hey Blue Charvel, you can't go wrong with 'Night of Passion." The lead singer's German accent is thicker than most of the 80s German metal bands but the music is top-notch 80s metal w/ power and melody throughout. If you like Bonfire at all, that album will definitely be to your liking (thought in all honesty not as good as Bonfire.) I found one on Ebay (not cheap!) but there may be more copies around nowadays not quite as steep.

From: Rocker76 Date: July 22, 2004 at 12:10
Hey Blue Charvel, disregard that last post...I was thinking of Mad Max's "Night of Passion" album. Not Axxis. But anyway, now that I'm back in definitely want to check out "Kingdom of the Night." My description was for that album - thick German accent but the band has really strong melody and the songs flow very well. Not as good as Bonfire but def. recommended. (p.s. If you don't have it already, the Mad Max album is even better...)

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From: Blue Charvel Date: July 22, 2004 at 12:19
Thanks Rocker, I will check it out!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 18, 2012 at 21:34
Yes melodiker!!!..this one was better than the one that came next,the Voodoo Vibes :ekk: ...shamely the band flirted at this time with some alternative/grunge sound that actually was inevitable at the time being(1995..thanks Nirvana for killing good music!!! )...Axxis is one of my favourite germans acts and actually i've got to see them live supporting Black Sabbath(Tony Martin era)when they had just released their "Kingdom Of The Night" album...talking about this,still,acceptable album,i take these ones as "faves" i believe,"Ecstasy","C'est La Vie","On My Own"(nice),"Just A Story","All My Life" & "Hide Away"(good mid tempo)...80/100

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