Great Vengeance And Furious Fire

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  • Summary: The English quintet's debut album features samples of the voices of Harvey Keitel and Al Pacino.
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  1. Of all the dead genres, you’d think it would be hard to credibly reinvent blaxplotation-era soul, but The Heavy (who, along with Pop Levi, are heading up Ninja Tunes’ new imprint Counter Records) pull it off explosively well.
  2. Uncut
    80
    The Heavy's debut album is a dirty, bluesy, funk rock noise that, on paper, looks deeply uncool but might actually be the album of the year. [Dec 2007, p.97]
  3. Without a fluke hit single or prime placement in a big-budget Hollywood film, the Heavy’s disc, which easily outclasses The Odd Couple fiasco, may fall between the cracks, but that Swaby character has serious potential.
  4. Under The Radar
    70
    The Heavy cherry pick the best of funk and soul for their own dangerous cocktail. [Spring 2008, p.76]
  5. The Heavy shines best on stage, where the band is an overwhelming force, but Great Vengeance is an entrancing peek at crush-worthy musical raw power.
  6. At a concise and LP-like 10 tracks, most of Great Vengeance and Furious Fire is highlights.
  7. Q Magazine
    60
    Some of the Americanisms grate, but The Heavy dirty eclecticism wins the day. [Dec 2007, p.121]

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