"Just Let It Happen" (Akashic; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

White Line Tiger is a five-piece band from Long Island, NY with a supercharged sound and dramatic flair to spare as heard on their 12-track endeavor "Just Let It Happen."

Bouncy bass lines and gritty fretwork lead the way across the duration of this album (“H-Song”), while drums skillfully crash and groove along and vocals make the abundance of jagged switches official (“Rosa”).

Laying down a funk-driven heaviness with a predilection for melodic hooks, there’s a whole lot of Deftones, VOD, and Glassjaw influence audible on this album, yet White Line Tiger throws an enjoyable array of clever intricacies and unique phrasings in the mix to allow their music to transcend comparisons and stand out on its own (“Mrs. Glamorous”).

For more information, check out http://www.whitelinetiger.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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