Providing the band with another chance to sparkle, Axeology 1979-2001 takes a look back at the career of hard rockers Axe with a career retrospective that spans over 20 years and six albums. As purveyors of hard-edged melodic rock, it's a bit of a surprise that Axe never achieved the recognition of other radio-friendly hard rock acts like Scorpions, but with a collection like this, listeners can go back and see what they missed out on. While this collection is the perfect starting point for anyone unfamiliar with the band, its combination of remastered and re-recorded tracks should be enough to please die-hard Axe fans, giving just about anyone who has ever held a lighter up during a power ballad a reason to dig into this all-encompassing anthology.
AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney
Track Listing - Disc 1
Track Listing - Disc 2