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  • Summary: 'Xterminator' is the second album for Jennifer Herrema's post-Royal Trux project.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 80
    [Herrema's] songs still have the fuzzy weirdness of prime Trux, but now they're chunky, determined and fully formed, too. [Apr 2007, p.115]
  2. RTX’s Western Xtermintor packs an undeniable hard-rock punch and leaves no question that the band have both the chops and the attitude to back it up.
  3. While Transmaniacon had more breadth and depth, Western Xterminator is a gleeful testament to the liberating powers of unrepentantly excessive, heavy rock.
  4. This is a heavy-metal record in the classic style, stealing bones from the open graves of Black Sabbath.
  5. Teenager music for people who were teenagers in the '70s. [Apr 2007, p.190]
  6. But if this introduction presents a retreat from the heavy metal parking lot, the rest of Western Xterminator returns to the usual spot and sets up a permanent trailer-home in it, with the 70s-Stones sleaze of Herrema's former band all but vanquished for a full-on 80s headbanger's ball pitched halfway between Sunset Strip flash and New Wave of British Heavy Metal thrash.
  7. Alas, the only memorable moment is a cover of Fang's Money Will Roll Right In. [May 2007, p.129]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3