Friday, September 29, 2017


BIGFOOT by Bigfoot
(Frontier Records)

Wigan, England rockers, Bigfoot breakout onto the scene with their self titled debut. Absolutely fabulous old school hard rock. Powerful, storming riffs, & vocals you can hear & understand. The band is comprised of the powerful vocals from Antony Ellis, dual guitar attack from Sam Millar and Mick McCullagh, and a thunderous rhythm section with Matt Avery on bass and Tom Aspinall on drums. As I crank this album to the maximum, I  wonder if I've slipped through some kind of time machine and am back to the late 70's and 80's, the hey day of hard rock music. But no this is the 21st Century and while Bigfoot draws heavily on the golden era of hard rock music there is something about the solid production and sharp tones of powerful debut album, and in particular Antony Ellis,'s strong vocals, that sets these songs apart from their predecessors to place this big slab of rock music very firmly in the present. And that really is the unique thing about Bigfoot, they have managed to catch the classic rock zeitgeist and update it with eleven rocking songs that just don't let up. While opening track, 'Karma' sounds derivative with its driving Armored Saint vibe riff, the second track, "The Fear", echoes a 70's Ted Nugent vibe ala, "Free For All" and the third track, "Tell Me Lie" is back to Armored Saint
territory. But these comparisons are interesting but irrelevant because all of the songs are superb in their own right and work together in the end-to-end context of the album. The second half of the album in my opinion stronger than the first containing my two favourites tracks,  "Freak Show" and "The Devil In Me", but that's just me. No brainer really, if you've been looking to rock out to hard rock music that deliver the goods in spades, look no further than Bigfoot. 
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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