Massive Wagons – Triggered Review

All killer, with no filler. Damn straight. Massive Wagons channel all the right influences into their sound and they remain quintessentially British with it...

Hard Rock

Earache Records

Release Date – October 28th 2022

https://www.massivewagons.com/

 

Line Up:

Baz Mills – Vocals

Adam Thistlethwaite – Guitar

Stevie Hull – Guitar

Adam Bowsill – Bass

Alex Thistlethwaite – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1 – Fuck The Haters

2 – Please Stay Calm

3 – Generation Prime (featuring Benji Webbe)

4 – A.S.S.H.O.L.E

5 – Skateboard

6 – Gone Are The Days

7 – Triggered

8 – Giulia

9 – Germ

10 – Never Been A Problem

11 – Big Time

12 – Sawdust

13 – No Friend Of Mine

 

 

I think there are a lot of people who are eagerly awaiting this release, and rightly so. Massive Wagons have become one of the leading lights of the NWOCR in the UK, along with Those Damn Crows. Having witnessed both bands live this year they have stepped up and it’s no surprise that they are now headliners in their own rights. Massive Wagons seriously translate what they do in the studio onto the stage.

Massive Wagons have a formula that revolves around a hard rock/punk sound and often eloquent lyrics. They keep it fun even when they are singing about some serious social commentary. They kick off with the stomping ‘Fuck The Haters’ which has one of those catchy melodies that they seem to be able to write in their sleep then we get kinda alt/new wave on ‘Please Stay Calm’, something a bit different with the choppy riff and Baz’s spoken word verses before they punk it up on the chorus. ‘Generation Prime’ is an absolute banger featuring Benji Webbe helping with the social commentary and includes some reggae lines too, check the video – it’s superb. ‘A.S.S.H.O.L.E’ is more commentary on a big brassy rocker than the restrained ‘Skateboard’ gets the head nodding. More new wave/punk on ‘Gone Are The Days’ will surely get things going live then we get the immense title track which the band played at Call Of The Wild and it went down a storm. ‘Giulia’ is another stomper before the melodic rocking gem of ‘Germ’ and the summery ‘Never Been A Problem’. We get southern on ‘Big Time’ then rapid rocker ‘Sawdust’ takes us to the final cut ‘No Friend Of Mine’ which weaves around on a darker edgier groove.

All killer, with no filler. Damn straight. Massive Wagons channel all the right influences into their sound and they remain quintessentially British with it. They are punchy with the riffs and seriously melodic on the vocals plus the rhythm section is tighter than a duck’s butt. Expect to see Massive Wagons at the top of the bill from now on. Superb heavy rock n roll – plus it’s FUN!

 

Score: 9/10

Reviewed by: Smudge

 

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