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Heavy Metal CDEP - Fourstroke

Label:independent
Released:1999
Tracks:Chicks Dig Cars
Rock And/Or Roll
200 Damn Dollars
Rocktember
Dec System-10
Go Aussie Go


Rating: 3.5/5

In their bio, up-and-coming Perth band, Fourstroke, describe themselves as being influenced by such bands as Black Sabbath, MC5, Fu-Manchu, Queens of The Stone Age, Kyuss, as well classic Aussie rock bands, such as AC/DC, Radio Birdman and the Celibate Rifles, which, as it turns out, is quite an accurate description of their music. Heavy Metal, the bandís debut release, demonstrates maturity and ability beyond their years. The absence of a bass player doesnít hinder the bandís sound and instead provides them with the flexibility that many similar bands lack. The lead track, Chicks Dig Cars, is particularly impressive with its heavy fuzz sounds, rocking guitar breaks and intelligent tempo changes. GoAussieGo is another particulaly strong song. The only disappointing track is the pedestrian instrumental, Dec System-10. No doubt Fourstroke have a long and successful future ahead of them if Heavy Metal is any indication of their talent.

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