Saxon come from the same New Wave of British Heavy Metal-era as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Diamond Head (faves of Lars). Unlike Maiden, they have not drifted off in power-prog, but stuck to what they do best. They still play straight ahead British metal and are proud of their roots at that. This is unapologetic stuff that goes for it, no holds bared. With songs like the title track, 'English Man o' War' and 'To Live by the Sword' you know this is macho denim & leather to the core. Even the opened 'Witchfinder General' grabs hold and gives a good shake. Much like Motorhead, Saxon do what they do best and don't try to evolve. Pedal to the metal, hair down, foot on monitor to the max. Saxon deliver the goods once again! What else do you need?