FLYBANGER

"Headtrip to Nowhere" (Columbia; 2001)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Get ready for a head stomping good time with Flybanger's "Headtrip to Nowhere." These guys have a throaty singer who blasts out his vocal chords but who actually sings sometimes and not merely growls. The guitars are Pantera-like, roaring throughout the CD, and the drums could knock over the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The rest of the band has to fight hard to keep up with the drummer. This CD is heavy like a bus on your chest!

Hailing from Vancouver, these guys mean business when they rock. Although some songs lack solos, the killer riffs still kick your teeth in. There's a reason the sticker on the front cover warns: "May Cause Excitability."

"Evelyn" could be a slowed down version of a Disturbed song; itís the song that includes the titular line, "Headtrip to Nowhere."

"Headtrip to Nowhere" also features a bonus video for "Outlived," a song that doesn't appear elsewhere on the CD.  A nice little promo from Flybanger.

The best songs here are, "Calvary," "Blind World," "Pull," and "Weapon."

Flybanger: Garth - vocals; Bryan Fratesi - guitar; Tom Macdonald - bass; Rob Wade - drums.

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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