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Medium to Light After a Strong Start
on 5 October 2009
"If you value your sanity don't go in the house" is a threatening start to any album. Here Heavy do their best to live up to that threat. `Oh No! Not You Again' is a strong two minute rock track with a driving riff, nice but simple harmonies as well as a screaming piano line and closing vocal. `How You Like Me Now Then?' on the other hand swaggers with rock cool before `Sixteen' swings into view like a rock and roll carnival show with the protagonist supported by beautiful assistants providing more of those elegantly simple harmonies. `Short Change Hero' then signals the start of the final show down in an old Western. `No Time' is another swaggering song but the next few tracks are unfortunately forgettable before once again `What Do You Want Me To Do' kicks in with that rock cool which Heavy do so well at moments on the album. `Struck' then ends the whole affair calmly rather than with the threat and menace with which it started. It is a pleasant ending that does not live up to the promise of the first few tracks. Heavy have managed to sort of glare at your sanity rather than really threatening it.