Wim S. : Fresh and heavy pounding rock. That's what we hear on ‘Fed To The Lions’ by the English quartet Tax The Heat. The men from Bristol release their debut album and it certainly sounds good. As said: fresh, modern, sturdy, with radio potential, with melody and of decent quality.
There are twelve relatively short, jagged rock songs on this disc. Nice catchy rock and roll with some influences from the blues and country. The vocals are very typical and fit well with the sound of the band: a little raw but also very controlled. A touch of Franz Ferdinand ('Hit Me Hard’) but also typical American rock ('Some Sympathy’). How odd is that for a band from Bristol ... strange right? The four men also look in mint condition with their beautiful tailored suits. Tax The Heat has nothing to do with metal whatsoever: the 12 self-written tracks do sound poppy. The music is pleasant to listen to but the band misses the real class to distinguish themselves from the deluge of releases that we get over us every month.