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Monster Truck: Sittin' Heavy

Album Review

Hamiltonians prove there’s more than meets the eye socket

With a band name this macho and an equally brawny slogan in ‘Don’t Fuck With The Truck’, you’d be forgiven for assuming that Monster Truck’s mission was to make meat’n’potatoes rock’n’roll made for sluggin’ beer and startin’ bar brawls.

And while there’s plenty to party to on this, their second album, there’s much more to the Truck than meets the eye. The party kicks off with the racing Why Are You Not Rocking?, a fast-paced rock’n’roll whirlwind with a catchy chorus, but as the album continues the variety in sound unfolds. Many songs have a Southern streak; the jaunty For The People sounds made for a hoedown, while Black Forest is particularly Skynyrd-esque. To The Flame goes heavier: a slow and sleazy sludge anthem. 

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