Ace 9 has been around since 1989. The Germans performed at the first Zappanale in Bad Doberan in 1990 and this summer they are allowed to open the jubilee Zappanale (the 25th). Until 2004 fans had to wait for the band's debut album. Now with "Locomotive In My Nightmares" the successor has appeared, produced sometime between family and job and without vitamin B to the record industry. But with a lot of passion and lifeblood, you can see that in the twelve songs. A pure guitar skirt with a lot of bite, but without unnecessary hardness. The songs often go really well, sometimes straight ahead, sometimes with all kinds of flourishes and thought around the corner. It can also become quieter at times, including a ballad. There are always guitar solos, really exciting ones, and every now and then crisp basses. The vocals always follow interesting or catchy melodies. You can tell by the songs that they have matured over a long period of time, because the songwriting is worth all the honours. How nice it is that something like this still slumbers almost undiscovered in the practice cellars of this republic.
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