Monster Truck – Sittin Heavy

There are those that say you should never judge a book by its cover, but then again, there are also those that say rock is dead. Clearly both have wet cheese for brains, because it takes but the briefest of glances towards Monster Truck’s sophomore album, ‘Sittin’ Heavy’, to know exactly what lies within. If the psychedelic 1970s patch logo doesn’t immediately do it, then the classic Levi’s denim jacket, tattoo and chest hair surely will. MonkHammer has never been to Hamilton, Ontario, but based purely on the shit-kickin’, whisky-sippin’, sister-rippin’ southern good ‘ol boy ruckus Monster Truck crank out we can only presume it is no more than a parade of honky tonk biker bars on the edge of a swamp. Aptly titled opener ‘Why Are You Not Rocking?’ starts things off on an incredibly high note, with its fuzzy guitar tones, ball swinging riff and blue-collar lyrics coming on like a Swedish stoner band trying methamphetamines for the first time. It is undoubtedly the high point of the album, but that is not to say things go downhill from there, with peaks and troughs in both speed and style throughout. Tracks like ‘New Soul’ and ‘The Enforcer’ keep the hard rock blues boogie rolling, while ‘Don’t Tell Me How To Live’ has more than a faint whiff of the ‘Freebird’ about it, and the shadow of Lynyrd Skynyrd continues to loom heavy over ‘For The People’. Some albums come with “Parental Advisory: Explicit Content” stickers on them, Monster Truck’s should read “Warning: May Contain Hangovers”.

Monster Truck Sittin Heavy



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