"Prototype" (The Militia Group; 2003)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Big Collapse are all about big, chunky guitars, hook-laden choruses and rock tempos that dare you not to bang your head or at least tap your toe. "Prototype" is a hunkin' slab of explosive rock that may not be big on originality but is big in every other way: in loudness, in grit and in energy.

There's not a lot of individuality in the songs here but it doesn't really much matter. If you like the sound of one song on "Prototype," you're bound to like them all. Big Collapse sounds a little like Cheap Trick might have if that veteran band was irradiated with the same energy waves that turned David Banner into the Hulk.

Rock'n'roll doesn't get rawer than this.

Big Collapse: Joshua Loucka - vocals, guitar; Matt Kane - guitar, backing vocals; Gavin Van Vlack - bass, backing vocals; Kyle Stevenson - drums, backing vocals.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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