Hurricane Party's Get This EP delivers a
boatload of old school kick-ass air-guitar rockin' thrills, all in
five short songs. These guys remember the days that it wasn't a
cop-out to rock hard and still leave room for a melody. You can bang
your head to this, and the tunes actually stick to your ribs.
Following in the footsteps of Jet and the Darkness of
taking old school hair metal as a serious art form, these Brits worship at
the altar of Mötley Crüe and Bon Jovi and Deep Purple. Luckily, they
can wail on the guitar and lead singer Richie Hevanz has a classic metal
voice — somewhere between a rasp and a screech.
The EP feels like a bunch of favorite old songs that you
somehow misplaced. "Road Star" slams down the highway like vintage Van Halen. As you may guess by the song title, "Big Rock Show" is one of
those nearly-absurdly epic metallic odes to... well, rocking out in concert. "Last Survivor" has just a touch of southern rock in
its swelling guitar lines. They even subtly echo the intro of the
Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" in the cruncher "Killer." The tune "Crown of
Thorns" starts as an acoustic ballad before the power chords crash the