H - Pack Up the Cats
Turns You On
Local H is back
with a brand new invention, something grabs ahold of you tight.
Oh wait, wrong band. But yes, Local H is back with
a new album. This time they are crunching just a bit
harder than on their last one, As Good As Dead.
The new album features the two member band putting out tunes
like you have not heard in a while.
Pure grunge rock
- that is what they are. I was actually surprised to
hear the underproduced, raw rock sound reminiscent of the
early 90s. I had thought those days were gone, but Local
H has proven otherwise. Their sound is very similar
to that of early Nirvana - from Bleach or Nevermind.
What I find most interesting is the fact that the band is
actually only two members. Of course, when they tour
they add a few extras - or else the sound would be too hollow.
Dean DeLeo (of STP and Talkshow) plays along as additional
guitar on a few tracks of the album.
There is nothing
totally breakthrough on the album. It is mostly all
rehashed rock. I am not trying to say their sound is
bad, it has just been done already. If you are looking
for a good rock album, this may be the one for you.
Tracks like the first single "All the Kids are Right"
showcase the band's taste for raw music. I saw them
open up for Smshing Pumpkins a few years ago, and I feel this
new album portrays their live sound much better than As
Good As Dead. This is nothing to squawk about, but
if you want to feel like you are back in the days of early
Nirvana or Soundgarden - pack up the cats and get the disc.