H.E.A.T – Extra Force
BAND URL: https://www.heatsweden.com/
Very few hard rock acts are as interesting and cool as the Swedish phenomenon H.E.A.T are, and Extra Force is the perfect illustration of why that is. Comprised of a couple of brand-new studio recordings (‘Freedom’ and ‘Will You Be’), some classic tracks by the band that were originally sung by Erik Grönwall but which are presented here with Kenny Leckremo singing them, and some gloriously raw and adrenaline-fueled live recordings that prove just how fuckin awesome these dudes are on stage, this is simply a mandatory listen. The album may sound like an odds-and-sods collection from the description above but trust me when I say that every inch of the material contained within its grooves says class, crunch, and quality. Hugely energetic is another phrase that comes to mind as is perfectly dynamic, and if you want rock ‘n’ roll entertainment with a massively uplifting vibe to it then this disc is exactly what you need. On a final note, it is fantastic to have the live renditions in one’s possession as the times that we have seen them perform in concert have been incredibly memorable affairs.