Spike retains his bonhomie and still exhibits a great rapport and level of interaction with both sexes. His vocals remain as characteristic and unchanging since the band first started. Many vocalists over the years tend to lose some elements of their range as they age. Clearly not a problem here.The band retain their ability to deliver a solid night of entertainment each time they step on stage-Several drinks with friends,lots of pretty ladies,and some party anthems. Stepping back in time it was just like the eighties never went away.
Vocalist Dr. Rabid Hell was clear and his showmanship was on top form, ably assisted by Brother Dimitri Pain on lead guitar, and was luckily wearing underpants under his robe.
The Hybrid is an album of music with lyrics influenced by the film Scintilla which Biff Byford became involved with when Saxon wrote “No Rest For The Wicked” for the film. The song was also used on the “Call To Arms” album and is included again here. So what we have here is a concept album which uses pieces of dialogue from the film for atmosphere and context.