2012 International Releases, International Releases, Reviews — September 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

Tommy Justice – Setting Fire To History

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In 25 words or less: “will hook in anyone with a love of the Kane Roberts, Chris Laney, Desmond Child and Mutt Lange style of bombastic rock anthems.”

Hailing from the UK, Tommy Justice is not a name you are likely to have heard of before, unless you’ve already read our interview with him on the pages of May The Rock Be With You?  On debut album Setting Fire To History, Tommy Justice delivers one hell of an impressive straight up hard rock record.  Opening up with Every Inch The Rock Star no time is wasted in getting to the point of what Tommy Justice is all about – massive gang vocal chorus’s, blazing guitars riffs, some pretty shit hot guitar shredding pyrotechnics all topped off with a damn impressive production for what’s an independent release.

Love You To Death will hook in anyone with a love of the Kane Roberts, Chris Laney, Desmond Child and Mutt Lange style of bombastic rock anthems.  Actually this song could easily slot right in on Alice Cooper’s Trash album and it would probably have been released as a single too.  Let Me In is another song that you could class as “single” worthy, whilst Backstreets For Lovers and Open Ride mix things in a raw and sleazy way.  Everywhere I Look draws on the Bon Jovi and Def Leppard school of power ballads and does it in fine style complete with all the trimmings, yes even down to a big drum fill, awesome!  Thrill Seeker and Take It All Away take things into a more metallic direction with the latter having that real Iron Maiden galloping feel.  There’s a pretty impressive bag of tricks unleashed on us through this album, but at the core is always an appreciation for the song and that means plenty of my favourites – hooks, big choruses and melodies, things that I say there can never be enough of in a song!

Setting Fire To History is a mighty fine debut album that deserves to get Tommy Justice heard amongst the wider hard rock community…so what are you waiting for, go listen!  http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/setting-fire-to-history/id509581270

Check out our interview with Tommy Justice…

Essential Information

For fans of: Hard rock

Release date: 2011

Record label: Casket Records

Website: www.tommyjustice.com

Track listing

  1. Every Inch The Rock Star
  2. Love You To Death
  3. Let Me In
  4. Backstreets For Lovers
  5. Open Ride
  6. Everywhere I Look
  7. Six Shot Blues
  8. The Day The Stole The World
  9. Thrill Seeker
  10. If I Could Change
  11. Take It All Away
  12. Rats With Wings

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