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The Glorious Dead

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Format: CD
Label: COUNTER RECORDS
Catalog: 46
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 08/21/2012
UPC: 5021392750125

The Glorious Dead
Artist: The Heavy
Format: CD
New: In Stock $15.98
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Showcasing singer Kelvin Swaby's trademark rough, nasally yawp, The Heavy seem to love building songs around riffs of low-end electric guitar twang, booming basslines, and wickedly boneheaded, backwoods drumbeats. The band kicks things off with the horror movie-inspired zombie-gospel number "Can't Play Dead," featuring Swaby doing his best swamp blues-style shout over a fuzzed-out electric guitar riff and plodding blues-rock beat backed by what sounds like a choir of female divas. It's a grand moment of over the top rock that perfectly sets the tone for such similarly exuberant and soulfully campy moments as the marching band funk of "Big Bad Wolf" and the driving, James Bond theme-sounding "Don't Say Nothing."Elsewhere, The Heavy delve into various punk, dance, and blues-influenced sounds including the manic garage rock meets mariachi band anthem "Just My Luck".