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Sittin’ Heavy
Monster Truck – Sittin’ Heavy
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:22
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If your band is called Monster Truck, I seriously doubt people expect you to play sappy love songs. And well, the name pretty much covers the load for these Canadian rockers. They like to crank their amps all the way up and blast out songs that linger between hard rock, stoner rock and Southern rock while singing about how rock ‘n roll will save your life or about wanting to soar like an eagle. Subtle and original it is not. But it sure is a lot of fun.

There’s simply no denying that a song like “Don’t Tell Me How To Live” is badass or that “For The People” and “Enjoy The Time” wouldn’t hold their own next to a Lynyrd Skynyrd song. And okay, a track like “The Enforcer” might be a bit of a lightweight on the album, but I can definitely see it working at a show with the crowd belting along.

So yeah, if you are one of those elitist type persons who can only wax poetical about Ukranian post-punk albums released between 1986 and 1987 (because things sounded too commercial after that), then chances are slim you will enjoy “Sittin’ Heavy”. If however you are like me and derive pleasure from blasting some prime slabs of rock ‘n roll, then you should definitely check out Monster Truck.