Sheer Mag
Sheer Mag


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hep Kat USER (124 Reviews)
March 15th, 2015 | 41 replies


Release Date: 09/26/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Guitar Hero III The Game: The Album

Do you dig riffs" How about riffs" With a side of riffs" Drinking RIFFS" Then stop whatever fucking menial bullshit you are doing and go listen to Sheer Mag’s debut EP. I’m talking a balls to the wall, Thin Lizzy-meets-Cheap Trick-ass, punkgasm of a grand time. Due to this Philly quintet’s ridiculously adept songwriting chops, Sheer Mag is the kind of record that will sound instantly familiar to anyone who has ever jammed their parents’ record collection. This band is not without a righteous punk rock flair for showmanship, however. Their lead singer is a pretty big chick, but I’ll be damned if she doesn’t frick out with her clit out, Nico circa 1969-style, whenever this group plays a show. Sheer Mag’s modus operandi is getting toes a-tappin’, lighters a-wavin’, and singin’ a-longin’. And, much like their live performances, the band is extremely successful at that on this record. From the first bluesy lick of “What You Want,” to the savage, yet surprisingly svelte, “ay-yi-yi-yi-yi’s” of “Point Breeze” to the straight-outta-the-70s anthemic chorus of “Hard Lovin’,” this band establishes the power of ye olde tyme rock n’ roll, all with the most supple, honey-smooth guitar tone that I’ve heard in I don’t know how long.

I could not recommend this album any more than to say if you dig Hard Jams™ this is for you. If your idea of a guitar riff is a Teppei Teranishi siqq azz pusswank, then beat it, cuz youz a friggin’ chump.



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Pangea
March 15th 2015


2863 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

What You Want is so good

Digging: Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
March 15th 2015


6681 Comments


band rules, and the review was a fun read

DrJohn
March 15th 2015


1041 Comments


Checked. Surprised actually... Guitars def stand out, the ol'school way. I'm not sure if a pro production would water down the punk or retro effect, but I'm betting this kind of riffage could sound even more huge. Cool dig & write-up, pos.

LilLioness
March 15th 2015


2994 Comments


So dad rock? I listen to dad rock from time to time.

ParanoidAndroid96
March 15th 2015


1391 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

this shit rocks, pos

aaronrkc
March 15th 2015


342 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Justice at last. Thank you for reviewing Hep.

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WeepingBanana
March 15th 2015


10506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i've heard a bit of this and i think i like the idea more than the execution

oltnabrick
March 15th 2015


36494 Comments


I'll leave it up to you to figure out if I pos'd or not

Digging: The Durutti Column - LC

ComeToDaddy
March 15th 2015


1792 Comments


"svelte" nice. Sounds dope and GH3 was my jam, so even if that has nothing to do with the album, I'm keen to riff with it

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 16th 2015


41697 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

will check

Digging: Edyth - Bare II

PotsyTater
March 24th 2015


1560 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

meh.

WeepingBanana
April 9th 2015


10506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

listened to this a bunch today and damn opinion changed hard

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 11th 2015


41697 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol 4.5 jesus fuck

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 12th 2015


41697 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You're right I won't because I don't live anywhere near you and why would I fight someone at a show

WeepingBanana
April 21st 2015


10506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

new one is great too

Storm In A Teacup
April 26th 2015


26387 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great stuff and a typical review from fuck face unstoppable himself!

bungy
June 10th 2015


8998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

GIMME HARD LOVIN BABY



ITS THE ONLY THING I KNOW HOW TA DO







this is way fun

bungy
June 10th 2015


8998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

IM STILL HERE AND I SHOULDNT BEEE

bungy
June 10th 2015


8998 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

toes a-tappin'







WeepingBanana
June 10th 2015


10506 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sittin’ out in the breeze jar of whiskey

skinny lizzy that’s all i need



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