I think I made mention of it last time I reviewed a Heavy Times record, but I could only ever listen to 1 band like Heavy Times. The way they combine their lead guitar heavy songs with howling in a cave vocals is a recipe that so many other bands could really screw up. Heavy Times, on the other hand, is fully capable of holding my attention with short burst songs running over with energy.
Strewn throughout this mayhem are a couple instances where the band slows things down a little bit and for me it's in these brief moments where Fix It Alone absolutely shines. Songs like "Might Not," "American Love" and "Trouble Walker" bring things down to upper-mid tempo and these are the songs where the hooks stand out and you can really appreciate the songwriting that goes into this record.
Fix It Alone is every bit as strong as the band's last album Jacker. Jacker may have the slight edge as an entire record, but the highs on Fix It Alone are higher.
Heavy Times - In My Sleep (this is one of the fast loud ones):
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Heavy Times - Fix It Alone LP - Gold Vinyl (/200)