Massive Wagons – Fight the System

album by:
Massive Wagons
Version:
CD
Price:
£13.99

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Rating:
5
On October 16, 2013
Last modified:July 21, 2015

Summary:

Lancashire based five piece Massive Wagons recently recorded their second album at Axis Studios. After their début album Fire It Up here comes Fight the System. With an album of this quality these guys should be Massive!

Lancashire based five piece Massive Wagons recently recorded their second album at Axis Studios. After their début album Fire It Up here comes Fight the System to be released worldwide on 14th July 2014.

Massive Wagon - Fight The System (Album Cover)
Massive Wagon – Fight The System (Album Cover)

Might as well start with the title track, Fight The System. Those who already have Fire It Up will have heard this before, as it’s also on that album. Why? You may ask, well although the same song it’s been reworked with a stronger bass line in both guitar and drum beat. With added riffs it really packs a punch and gets your feet tapping, heads shaking and fists pumping. Definitely the right choice for the album title.

Back to the beginning. The opening track Dirty Little Secrets reminded me of Deep Purple, say Highway Star and I was also picking up Guns N’ Roses, Garden of Eden style riffs. A great one for the car stereo, getting your foot down to, and doing a ton! Er …. make that seventy!

Rising Tides another fast one with a good, fast drum beat and fast riffs had elements of Led Zeppelin’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Black Witch had more of Jethro Tull feel. I have to mention Red Dress as, they said at one gig that, this song was written after singer Baz’s Lola moment (or so someone said!). Whether he made it as far as a Crying Game discovery I’ve never been able to find out. Great track with some fantastic riffs.

Look Around and Roll With the Rhythm are great rock ‘n’ roll ballads. The Truth starts off that way then boom it picks up tempo and beat to a turbo charged end. With SWT and Mother, both classic rock tracks. There’s something for everyone! The last track Alive reminded me of some of the great Black Sabbath tracks. A hybrid of Iron Man and War Pigs! Iron Pigs? There is mention of a track Blood Rain as a bonus track but I haven’t got that one. I’ll have to wait until the album comes out.

Massive Wagons tour hard and I have had the pleasure of seeing them many times. They played Hard Rock Hell in 2012 and 2013 and have several gigs and appearances at Festwich, Bloodstock and Aces High lined up in 2014. See poster for all forthcoming live shows.

With an album of this quality these guys should be MASSIVE!

Massive Wagons Tour 2Track List:

1. Dirty Little Secrets
2. SWT
3. Mother
4. Fight The System
5. Look Around
6. Rising Tides
7. Red Dress
8. Black Witch
9. Truth
10. Roll With the Rhythm
11. Alive

Band Members:

Barry ‘Baz’ Mills – Vocals
Adam Thistlethwaite – Guitar
Carl ‘Flash’ Cochrane – Guitar
Adam ‘Bowz’ Bouskill – Bass
Alex Thistlethwaite – Drums

Lancashire based five piece Massive Wagons recently recorded their second album at Axis Studios. After their début album Fire It Up here comes Fight the System. With an album of this quality these guys should be Massive!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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