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Good, but could do better.
on 21 July 2004
If frontman Howlin' Pelle Almquist is to be believed, during the Hives' live shows, his band is not only the most exciting group going, it's also made up of the long-awaited saviors of rock 'n' roll. It's hard to argue with the level of adrenaline on Tyrannosaurus Hives, an album so ferocious it practically kicks its way out of the speakers with a barrage of surf guitars, crashing rhythms and Pelle's, uh, howls.
It's not as hands-down great as the Swedes' last ,Veni Vidi Vicious, and a handful of tracks are too-short bursts of energy that only leave you wanting more. But when the band gets rolling with tracks such as "Walk Idiot Walk," there's no stopping it. A monster of a good time.