Album Review: The Heavy
  • THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012

  • Posted by: Andrew Gruttadaro

You might be able to attribute The Heavy's 2009 success for their album The House That Dirt Built on our constant desire for things that remind us of the past (Amy Winehouse and The Dap Kings are nodding silently in the background). On their new album, The Glorious Dead, The Heavy is certainly still channeling James Brown and Curtis Mayfield, but in no way is this anything we've heard before. The early 1970s were never this tough or this ambitious. The Heavy is so sonically huge on this album that it almost borders on absurd. Horns stack on horns, electric guitars crunch, and Kelvin Swaby's voice snarls and croons with equal amounts of intensity. They never cross the line though, and that tip-toe act is what makes The Glorious Dead great. It's like a Quentin Tarantino movie -- nodding to the past; fiercely focused on a direction; in your face, giving you the finger.

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