MetalBite Review by JD on 2/12/2014
A band that successfully mixes rock, hard rock and metal is a rare breed, and one bound to be a favorite no matter where they go. Motorhead
, German rockers Gun Barrel
and Past MD
are just the few amazing bands that have done that, and they created pure musical GOLD! Out of the more extreme musical landscape of Poland, comes an act that is not doing the whole death/extreme metal thing, but bluesy party rock with a metal and biker edge to it all – and they are called Leash Eye
Take equal parts Motorhead
, early Black Label Society
, Canadian metallers SFH
then the rougher edges of Southern metal and then put some NWOBHM style in there as well… add gallons of good alcohol… and you get the five piece rocking hard driving band called Leash Eye
. Formed originally as a grunge act back when, thankfully their metal/party edges (and growing talent) took over and they put their blood and tears into growing to be the party metallers they are now.
You can’t help but get into the mood to party and thrash hard as hell given such ballsy tracks as the sodden "Me & Mr Beam" or the Motorhead
inspired "Twice Betrayed". Each track is homage to their influences, and yet they never copy them and opted to breathe passion and personality that is clearly Leash Eye
. Many other tracks are amazing as all hell – but these are the sentimental favourites on the disk.
This album will not change the face of metal, but it will be a good party disk, or if you go out and drive with it on. Leash Eye
has brought back the fun, and left a piece of their selves in the process… pretty cool, if you ask me. I raise a frothy cold one and salute a band that can do all that. One more thing for all of ya – buy this album you lazy sods!!
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.2 out of 10