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Warner Drive
Fully Loaded

Company: No relief/cd rancho relaxo
Release: 2006
Reviewer: Strutter
Rating
5

  • "Packing heat through every track!"



  • Welcome to the place you may just want to call home after a few turns in your cd changer--it's Warner Drive, the Los Angeles band that is creating an industry buzz that is deafening in its acclaim with their first full length cd, "Fully Loaded" and live performances that put you in the cross hairs and send you reeling with the force of their unique sound. With almost perfect vocals, a rock steady in the pocket bass player, a tight stick man and shredder on guitar, Jonathan Jonah (Jonny Law), Chris Koushayan, Peter Crowner, Matthew Shapiro of Warner Drive have released an air tight cd. Produced by industry heavy hitters, Mike Clink and James Michael with pedigrees that inlcude production of the likes of Guns N Roses, Motely Crue, Metallica, Megadeath, the Deftones, Saliva, Alanis Morissette, and Motley Crue's Red White and Crue, Fully Loaded is packing heat through every track. Law's vocals are fresh and raw giving breath to stand out tracks like "Calling You", "Stand Up" and the campy "Shocker" which dynamically is one of the most well constructed songs on the cd. So sit back and prepare to be locked, cocked and ready to rock!


    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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