Saxon is one of those bands that cross generations and decades without getting old. Since 1977, the leaders of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal have had their ups and downs, some dark periods and some bright ones, but they never lost their taste for beautiful sound, as evidenced by their latest album Carpe Diem: the riffs rip the air, the robust voice soars and the drums conquer the rest.
They tried to produce a first album in 1980, were turned down, did it independently. Then, 40 years later, they re-recorded it to celebrate decades of success. Lightning To The Nations 2020 is in a way the apogee of the British band Diamond Head, a return to the roots, between nostalgia and novelties, perhaps to close the loop of a golden career.