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Tax The Heat – Fed To The Lions – Album Review

Written by Andy Davis

Picture the comforting feeling of being in one of those old fashioned, dimly lit, smoked filled and slightly grubby live music bars. Good friends around you, drink flowing whilst listening to a band you wish never stopped. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Tax the Heat.

Due for release on 08 April 2016 the debut album from Tax the Heat – Fed to the Lions – is a refreshing onslaught of modern blues rock ‘n’roll with touches of country finesse and metal grind.

Over the past couple of years this band has been gathering favour and fans following a number of high profile live shows, including 2nd stage set at Download 2014, airtime on the likes of Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock Radio, it’s not hard to understand why. There is not a single weak track on this album, from the beautifully dirty distorted bass on Under Watchful Eye to the steering wheel drumming Lost Our Way.

Stood On The Platform To Leave and Some Sympathy provide a solid backbone with committed vocals and stripped down guitars, giving you the strange familiarity of solid rhythm and blues mixed with alternative rock.

This album has been put together thoughtfully and with a great deal of care to ensure that no track belittles the other and complements the album as a whole. You can genuinely feel that Tax the Heat haven’t rushed the recording and production, which makes this album even more of a pleasure to listen to.

One of my favourite albums of 2016 so far…

Score: 9 out of 10

AATR Approved

ALBUM INFO

Tracklist:

  1. Highway HomeTax The Heat - Fed To The Lions
  2. Animals
  3. Under Watchful Eye
  4. Fed To The Lions
  5. Hit Me Hard
  6. Stood On The Platform To Leave
  7. Some Sympathy
  8. Devil’s Daughter
  9. Learn To Drown (You’re Wrong)
  10. Caroline
  11. Your Fool
  12. Lost Our Way

Label:

Nuclear Blast Entertainment

Members: Alex Veale | Jack Taylor | Antonio Angotti | JP Jacyshyn

Release Date:

08 April 2016

For Fans Of:

Royal Blood/Jack White/Joe Bonamassa

Standout Tracks:

Under Watchful Eye / Fed To The Lions / Caroline / Lost Our Way

About the author

Andy Davis

Andy ‘Scully’ Davis

Scottish based Rocker, Photographer and Whisky connoisseur (Jack still has a special place in my heart), with a side order of Geek thrown in for good measure.

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