Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM
A visceral punch of pure hard rock, ‘The Fray’ sees Cambridge combo The Hot One Two bring back that early excitement of the early 1980’s when loud guitars brought some swagger to the aftermath of the youthquake that was punk.
This is no retro effort though, no clinging onto the coattails of the past, but something that brings a modern edge to the spirit of those halcyon days and ensures that T.H.O.T. can fire up the passions of metal heads across the generations.
An adrenaline fuelled rush of relentless riffs, a soaring chorus and beefy solo, this is enough to get you to dust off your air guitar, crack a few beers and imagine you’re playing the hallowed ground of Donington in front of a rabid mass of thousands of headbanging fans.
With a superb video directed by Kris Barras, this is the only high voltage fix you’ll need this week.