Off Yer Rocka [Release date – out now]
Fight The System is the debut album by Massive Wagons, a band who have, through hard work and relentless gigging, built up a healthy following and a great live reputation. The album is full of good time, rocking numbers that the band have honed over the last couple of years on the road, if you want a party sound track, look no further!
Opener, ‘Dirty Little Secrets’, is a short, sharp rock song built on a classic riff, this then gives way to ‘S.W.T’ which has a ‘Georgia Satellites’ vibe to it, swaggering, feel good southern rock. There are many influences you can hear when going through the album, most, admittedly, from downtown LA circa the 80’s, but all are given the Massive Wagons treatment and produced with panache and polish.
Stand out anthem for me is the lead track from the album, ’Red Dress’, which has a huge sing-along chorus and a melody which gets stuck solidly in your cranium. Word of warning though, if you fancy checking out the video for the track online, best not to do it whilst at work, you have been warned!
‘Alive’ is another excellent track which shows a heavier side to the band with chunky riffs and a bombastic bassline. The guitar work of Adam Thistlethwaite and Carl Cochrane is particularly impressive throughout the track and the album as a whole. The rock ballad of the piece is ‘Roll With The Rhythm’ which features a strong lead vocal performance from Baz Mills and sounds like a collision between Poison and Motley Crue, but in a good way.
Having recently signed a deal with Off Yer Rocka Records this release should see Massive Wagons expand their ever growing fan base, and rightly so. Most definitely ones to watch for in the future. ****
Review By David Wilson
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