Sunday, 28 September 2014

Hung Like Jack - White Powder (7 Track Album) (2014)

Genre - Hard Rock / Alternative / Punk
Label - Self Released
Track listing:
01 - White Powder
02 - Kickout
03 - Four Walls
04 - Colder
05 - Short Arms Deep Pockets
06 - Flystrike
07 - Ripe For Grieving
A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of being asked to review a three track (White Powder) Ep released by Hung Like Jack which blew me away with the bands energy. Now we have a seven track album / EP which features that EP pls four more tracks, so here goes!
Hung like jack were formed back in 2007 in Darlington (UK), when Tim Smith (Guitars) met up with J Tutin (Vocals) and Hakim (Bass). The band advertised for a drummer and up steps Denz, hitting the sweet spot with his hard hitting beats and versatility.
Again title White Powder starts things off in a high octane punk / alternative rock fused fashion. You can definitely hear the punk influences, and at a little under two minutes in length the song really does fly by, but the production is quite polished and really brings out the quality of both the performance and songwriting. A great start.
Next up is Kickout, this song mixes the tempo up a little with some great drum and guitar work from Denz and Tim.
Four Walls follows, again another great song, with a real modern rock feel to it.
Colder slows things down a little, and showcases another side to the bands songwriting, and features some great bass work from Hakim.
Next we have Short Arms Deep Pockets (hey don't we all have a friend like that!) which picks the tempo up a little and proves to be a great little melodic rocker!
Flystrike slows things down a little once again, with its rather epic feel.
Closing out the album / Ep we have Ripe For Grieving, the second longest of the on offer here (the longest being Colder) , again with a slightly slower tempo and some great atmospheric guitar work. Another great song that at times brings Nick Parsons Supercharger (UK) and Whatever to mind. Again a really great song.
This really is a solid EP / Album and well worth checking out!
Hung Like Jack are proof the Gene Simmons is talking out of his rear end when he claims Rock is dead, its alive and well, kicking and screaming in the hearts of bands like Hung Like Jack!
Get out there and show them your support!
Rating 10/10


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