Fireworks

Hangfire - 'Shoot The Crow' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/1b/34/e3/2259_hangfireshootthecrow_1339003032.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     June 06, 2012    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
8393   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Artist

Title

Label

Hangfire is a name you can add to the resurgent British rock scene.

Hailing from South Wales, Hangfire have a powerful hard rock sound that straddles the seventies and the nineties, successfully marrying taut, aggressive riffs and deep, bluesy vocals with a sense of melody and hook-filled choruses that could only have come from a band who lived through the eighties. After releasing the 'Confessions' EP the band came to a stuttering halt due to the death of their original drummer Aaron Evans, only to be rejuvenated again in 2010 by vocalist Max Rhead and blind guitarist Lee 'Lizzy' Evans, who brought in bassist Bobby Goo and former Tigertailz drummer Matt Blakout to complete the new line-up. 'Shoot The Crow' has actually been a work in progress for a couple of years now, but has been finally released through the band's own label.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


With ten songs plus an acoustic version, the record has some impressive tunes built around Evans' gritty riffs and Rhead's husky voice, which evokes everyone from Jim Morrison to Zakk Wylde and all points inbetween. It kicks off impressively with 'Adrenalize', 'For Crying Out Loud' and 'Bodies', each one with powerful guitars, a throaty roar and an insistent chorus, and each one an obvious single choice. Further on you get plenty of light and shade, the bluesy 'Slip Away' building from serene balladry into a powerhouse and 'Shadows Fall' being equal parts gentle and bombastic. The title track has an unconventional vocal melody and a modern riff, whilst 'Drop The Bomb' is similarly updated but lacks the big choral hook. The highlights are the great, swaggering blues-rocker 'Faith In Me', the moody 'Fire In The Hole'; with its Doors-like atmospheric verse and nice backing vocals, and the touching power ballad 'Dead Man Walking'; so good they did two versions, one acoustic, one not.

For an independent release the sound is certainly more than adequate, especially the guitars and vocals, but if I were to be picky I would say the drum sound is a little tamer than some of the material deserves. Hangfire also wear some of their influences squarely on their sleeves, but the good news is that those influences are obviously quite varied; I can hear everyone from early Whitesnake to Creed, but the band manages to tie it all together in one cohesive whole. 'Shoot The Crow' is a pleasant surprise and Hangfire is a name you can add to the resurgent British rock scene.

Phil Ashcroft

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  September 2019  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
        1
  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
  9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 13 hours ago
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Not sure why the password disappeared, but it's back. Pls. download your copy from the usual place (i.e. Fireworks - > Bonus CD 87 on the TOP menu). Have fun! :)
  • SeaDog57 : Berny looking for the link and password to Issue 87 free music
  • Berny : @yvesrock: Apologies for the troubles. I've just sent you an email.
  • yvesrock : Hi,I ordered the 11th june the new Fireworks' magazine (issue 87) and I didn't receive it. Can you see if you sent it ? Best wishes Yves
  • yvesrock : Hi,
  • Berny : @Gazza2005: Please accept my apologies for the delay in processing your order. You should have received a confirmation mail by now. We are really trying our best to fix the payment issue as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience! PS: It seems as if you sent the payment twice, we sent you a refund.
  • Gazza2005 : I have bought issue 80 and I still ha e not had confirmation of my download. Please could this be sorted out
  • Gazza2005 : Hello. Can someone direct me to my download please
  • Gazza2005 : Can someone help please
  • Gazza2005 : It’s Fireworks 80
  • Gazza2005 : Just paid for my online version / download but I keep getting failure message. All paid for so what is going on
  • Berny : Sorted! Thanks for your patience, enjoy the magazine! :)
  • HenningHallq : Hey guys! I purchased FIREWORKS #87 yesterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot!
  • Siodmak : Really thanks !!!!
  • Berny : @Siodmak: Pls. do not worry about the error message, we currently have to process orders manually because of a n issue with our payment system. I do not want to bore you with technical details, but the redirection from PayPal to our shop does not work as it should, that's why your purchase is not assigned automatically. We are working on it! Sorry for the troubles & thanks for your understanding. We hope you like the new issue of Fireworks! :)
  • Siodmak : Hello guys : - ) same problem as with previous number: just purchased Fireworks Mag. 87, and this is the message: "We are sorry, but it looks like your transaction failed". I've paid it with paypol. Thanks for your help!!
  • Berny : @Raphone @colorvine: You should have received your download instructions by now, if you haven't, pls. send a mail to «email» - Sorry for the troubles!
  • colorvine : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Raphone : Hello! Purchased FIREWORKS #87 yeasterday and paid by my paypal, but there is still no download link on my account.Can you help? Thanks
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #87 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks again Berny
  • Berny : Hi SeaDog57: Apologies!Password can be found in the forum, link was (again) added to the "Fireworks" menu.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site