The Lowlifes - Back To The Heavy.
Can the CD live up to their on-stage fireworks?
- Back To The Heavy. Title track starts off
with a biker/stoner riff combined with a very effective double
snare hit. The chorus has a great groove with the vocals being
reminiscent of Soundgarden-era Chris Cornell. This track sounds
very simple yet there's a lot of underlying technicality.
The tempo changes are subtle and you get a guitarist who likes
to shred. Kick drumming is used for effect instead of constant
blasting. Very heavy and satisfying opening track.
- Lady Whiskey. The opening riff is a cracker,
very direct and driving. Verse is a refrain in comparison,
then that riff returns for the chorus. Great to hear another
- Alone. Subdued start hints at a classic
quiet before the storm opening. Doesn't disappoint as a concussive
Alter Bridge meets Led Zep riff blasts the track into life.
This is a quality heavy stadium rock song that will be a guaranteed
lighter/mobile phone moment in larger venues.
- Burn. Thankfully not a Deep Purple cover...
Statement of intent opening riff throws in a sleaze element
for good measure. Chorus gets a bit repetitive although the
solo redeems the track - nearly. Works well live but sounds
a bit flat here.
The CD captures the essence of the band and gives
a fair idea of how explosive they are live. Well produced this
serves them well, hopefully a full length release will follow