Tuesday, February 10, 2015

HEYWIRE: "Heywire"

Rating: Rr
Label: Massacre 2015
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom

Not to be confused with Haywire and why should/would you? A platinum selling act in their Canadian homeland during the eighties and with plenty of spark and hooks on their first two albums. These guys on the other hand are flogging a dead horse with their misplaced old school rock of the early/mid seventies. It's not as much the sound as their song material that lack excitement and not to mention quality.

The Danes are bringing out the trusty old keyboard/hammond sound of Uriah Heep and Deep Purple on their self-titled album. But sadly forget to include the element of 'classic' rock as the majority of their tracks are hardly worth the bother. There are times when things look slightly on the positive side, particularly on tracks such as "Lean On Me" and "Could Have Told Me", yet they manage to screw things up by adding another massive load of filler material towards the end of the disc. What you do get are four rather good musicians in desperate need of a helping hand from your trusty song smith as this could send you a sleep faster than you could possibly type the word of... Zzzzz!

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