While AC/DC is about retirement, Australia seems to find – finally – their new rock’n’roll Gods. In a world of hybrid and alternative musics, a world of fakes and imitations, a world of consume and (tasteless) products, it’s both eccentric and refreshing to hear some good old fashioned guitar riffs and neat, but goddamn exciting rock’n’roll grooves, screams and pounding drums.
And this is what Massive it’s all about. High-octane, rock’n’roll flavored hard rock. A little bit of AC/DC, some powerful Led Zeppelin riffs, the energy of Guns’N’Roses with the true blood hard rock melodies of Darkness, and the result it’s explosive and deadly. “One by One” will raise the dead and it will ringing in your ears for days once it gets into your system. This is truly infectious! Maybe they didn’t re-invent the rock, but they do it right!
Probably since “Appetite for Destruction” we didn’t have something so ferocious and irresistible. So, ladies and gentlemen, let’s go to the motherf*ckin’ dancefloor!!
Classic Rock magazine released as free CD “Full Throttle”, the debut album of this Australian band and now Earache release it again worldwide. Full of attitude and piss n’ vinegar, Massive definitively have the balls and the opportunity to break big.
“Burn the Sun” starts just the best Guns’N’Roses anthems, tight and powerful riffs, strong vocals and a sleazy chorus are the ingredients and “Hollywood” follows in the same manner, eventually even more convincing. “Bring Down the City” it’s build upon a very specific Led Zeppelin guitar riff with the classic AC/DC approach and groove, hard not to bang your head on this. But all these are good, but the real deadly strike comes with “One By One”, an unstoppable, hurricane like rock’n’roll anthem.
And from here on, the album just deliver everything you’d expect from an album like that. It will stick in your CD player/mp3 player and you will not be able to change it or turn it off.
The new release features four newly-recorded bonus tracks which weren’t available on the original release, including two brand new original songs plus covers of AC/DC’s “If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It)” and Aerosmith’s “Rats in the Cellar”.
Buy it or steal it, this is the real thing!
Lastly, don’t miss Massive on tour in the UK with The Treatment this October:
Oct. 06 – Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
Oct. 07 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC 2
Oct. 08 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
Oct. 09 – Northampton, UK – Roadmender
Oct. 10 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
Oct. 11 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Oct. 12 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club
Oct. 14 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit
Oct. 15 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach
Oct. 16 – London, UK – Underworld
Oct. 17 – Colchester, UK – Arts Centre
Oct. 19 – Norwich, UK – Studio
Oct. 20 – Southampton, UK – Joiners
Oct. 21 – Exeter, UK – Cavern
Oct. 23 – Brighton, UK – Audio