HANGFACE Freak Show (2005)
When a respected producer like Eddie Kramer (Hendrix/the Stones) gets
behind a band you know there must be something there. He produces the album
and is apparently very excited at the potential of this band.
Do Hangface deliver? Indeed they do with the band sounding not unlike Audioslave
especially the vocals of Bee. There are some big, anthemic rock tracks like
‘Cancel Me’ and ‘Down’. But the band can mix styles and moods wit ‘It Could
Be You’ being a well-crafted ballad.
With videos you can see many of these songs getting heavy rotation on MTV and Kerrang! As you’d expect it has a
crisp, clean production throughout especially on the vocals and guitars.
Hangface are certainly worth a look as they are a very talented and
enjoyable modern rock band. They could easily appeal to the many Audioslave
fans out there.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly