CD Review: Headrush – s/t

headrushLadies and gentleman, grab your tight leather jeans and make your way to the front of the stage with horns aloft, as Headrush have entered the building!

Hailing from the heavy metal holy land that spawned such greats as Judas Priest and Black Sabbath, Headrush bring there unique take on sleazy 80’s metal,and bring it bang up to date.

In Andy Law they have a superb vocalist, who’s voice reminds me of Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, and Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. Mix this with some amazing guitar work from Chris Khosa and Paul Rollins, and a solid rhythm section of bassist Greeni and drummer Kramer, they have got one of the best sounding E.P’s I have heard in a long while.

With full on rockers like “Just bring it on” and “livin in a fantasy”, they combine crunching riffs, pounding drums, and melodies that you cannot resist singing along to. Even the slower tracks like “Consumed” and “Saviour” are excellently written, although slightly cliched at times.

This is a band clearly influenced by 80’s metal. But, rather than just copying what has already been done twenty years ago, they have used the old formula of the 80’s and added there own magic to create something truly superb.