"It's Alive" (SJPCD133)
...a legitimate slab of thundering old-school metal...Definitely rawer and in-your-face than Biff/Quinn Saxon, The OD's speed through generation anthems like 'Strong Arm Of The Law', 'Motorcycle Man', '747' and 'Power And The Glory' with all the enthusiasm of the good old times...
Goblin, Metal Gods (March 2003)
The album was recorded live in Bradford and has a great fresh feel to it with all the guitar riffs and a strong heavy drum beat pounding the songs along.
Alistair Flynn, Classic Rock Society (April 2003)
a very solid performance with the songs being crunched out, and they contain quite a few classics
Feedback (May 2003)
Although the true SAXON fans will not really enjoy SAXON withou Biff, I can still recommend this quality live-record to them, because the sound is pretty much close to perfection! (8.5/10)
Strutter Magazine (August 2003)
Instrumentally, the band is tight, powerful, and delivers the Saxon classics as you would hope to hear them. Even the Son Of Bitch tracks ("Past The Point" and "Bitch Of A Place To Be") are good metal songs.
Chris Dugan - METAL DREAMS
...their brand of riff laden melodic metal still sounds as good twenty five years on as it did in the late 70's...this is a cracking live album from one of the best NWOBHM bands...
Steve Ward, Classic Rock Society, (January 2004)
... a storming live album...A tremulous barrage of hard riffs and banshee vocals, it's a thunderous collection that highlights both older Saxon classics and new material...
Jo-Anne Greene, Goldmine(April 2003)
"Relanded...Plus" (SJPCD277) CD/DVD
…those Graham Oliver
solos are still really a joy to listen to
Their excitement is
palpable, the crowd enthusiastic, and the songs thoroughly reinvigorated.
Overall, this is not bad and should provide pleasure for
those of a certain age
...revel in the pomp
and glory...This is a headbangers delight/guitars aplenty and a storming
performance from new vocalist John Ward.
...with two founding
members and Nigel Durham, a drummer who played on Saxon's Destiny album,
this is a classic lineup...and when the whole mix sounds so good who cares
who sings them.
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON Motorbiker (SJPCD379)
...this is an album for those with an ear for old school classic metal, happy to bask in the nostalgia of the glory days of the NWOBHM...a decent enough effort from ODS that will certainly be of interest to fans of the original band.
Sea Of Tranquility (February 2012)
...these guys make no attempt to try and recreate the Saxon sound, hell they generally sound much more relevant and contemporary than Saxon have in years! This is in part thanks to the vocal talents of John 'Wardi' Ward, who has a great contemporary voice and vocal style, much more throaty than Biff Byford's ever was...This Album deserves to be heard! Well worth checking out! Rating 10/10
Sinister Angels Realm (January 2012)
This is a GREAT album; a
Really Great Album. It's exciting, it's attention-grabbing, and it packs
a solid punch and a hard-edged contemporary sound. From the almost
call-to-prayer opening of the Eastern-tinged 'Chemical Romance' to the
dying notes of 'Nursery Crimes', 'Motorbiker' is 52 minutes of
thoroughbred British metal. No fillers, no fakers: 'Motorbiker' serves
up twelve slabs of deliciously-inviting no-nonsense neck-breakers and
doesn't look back from the off: check out the smack-in-the-face of 'Whippin'
Boy', the title track's terrific harmony guitar break or the driving
industrial jackboots of 'No Way Out'...
...their latest Angel Air offering represents a muscular throwback to the golden days of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the early eighties. Motorbiker is unlikely to win over too many new converts to their cause but it's a solid piece of work nonetheless...
Kevin Bryan (Hucknall Dispatch)
..."Whipping Boy" and "Motorbiker" the song distil heavy metal to its purest anthemic zip, whereas a soaring instrumental piece "Screaming Eagles" sends the listener back to "The Eagle Has Landed". Right: power and the glory are still at play here.
...there's some seriously good metal getting revved up on 'Motorbiker'. Graham still has that six string midas touch and with simple riffing structures and memorable melodies during the outstanding solos tracks like 'World's Gone Crazy', 'Ghost' and 'Nevada Beach' show that guitar parts don't have to be Dragonforced to within an inch of their lives to be impressive and effective.
On the most part I was
hugely impressed by 'Motorbiker', it's far better than I was expecting
given the way Oliver/Dawson Saxon have been portrayed over the years.
Hopefully this release can go some way towards turning the tide and
proving to people that these rock 'n' roll gypsies still have plenty
left to give. I mean, they've already given you a lifetime's worth of
great tunes so you'll never know what else you're missing if you let 'Motorbiker'
pass you by. Remember....Ignorance is no excuse.
Uber Rock (March 2012)
...the album's finest moment comes with the electrifying 'Whippin' Boy', which heavy metal thunders along on double bass drum blasts and a riff that leaves you in no doubt that you are listening to a guitarist who wrote some of the most recognisable riffs in the NWOBHM...ODS have the songs to prove they are the real deal and hopefully this is the start of these devils riding out on a more permanent basis!