"Metal Bands Only" (Self-released; 2007)
Reviewed by Mike SOS
Giving their band a lofty name to live up to, Metalhead aim to please the metal sect that likes it loud with a slew of genre-spanning metal melodies and hard-nosed lyrics.
Sounding like Skid Row circa 1992 ("Speedball") at times, this group keeps the backbeat heavy and the guitar solos ripping throughout with arena-rocking choruses on tracks like the gut-wrenching grunge on "Let's Get High," while "Toxic People" brings the mood down with maracas and a down-and-out Sunset Strip bluesy strut.
The throbbing rhythm section stands out here as a driving force behind a lot of the tracks, especially on the Cult-meets-Audioslave stunner "Hell's Where We're Living."
No frills hard rock whose grooves dig deeper than most, Metalhead's self-titled endeavor sounds like a vintage band with a modern streak, perfect for those into Buckcherry and Velvet Revolver.
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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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