LEVERAGE


"Blind Fire" (Blistering; 2008)

Reviewed by Snidermann

 

Melodic hard rock is just what Leverage plays and, on "Blind Fire," their performance is truly noteworthy. 

This type of rock is typically over-produced and "Blind Fire" is no exception, at least to a certain extent.  All the aspects of the rock'n'roll we love are here -- great vocals, loud guitars and pounding drums -- but what makes this one so good is their use of keyboards and computers to make a sound that larger than it actually is. Everything sounds bigger on this CD and the band made that work perfectly. 

The music is strong throughout and the addictive hooks are make each song identifiable. The combination of all these aspects make this CD ripe for a stage presentation.  I can see it all in my head and it would make a great stage play, too. 

"Blind Fire" rocks on so many levels I canít go into all of them and, frankly, I donít think I'd want to - it could spoil the ride and what a great ride it is. I canít wait to do it again. 

For more information, check out http://www.leverageband.com.


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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