|Review: On Top - Top Heavy|
Label: Horror Pain Gore Death Productions
Year released: 2011
Genre: Metal/Hard Rock
Review online: July 7, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 1.5/5 (30%) (2 Votes)
Metal that is at the Hard Rock end of the spectrum definitely has its place in my collection. I grew up on the stuff. That's why I don't shy away from bands that carry the Hard Rock label, like Pennsylvania's On Top. With a name like that and an album cover sporting ample cleavage it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what the band is trying to say. Songs like "Another Night of Sleaze" and "Hot N Wet" don't tax the imagination much. The band plays with a lot of energy and has a loose style like those American bands of the mid 80s. The tempo is uniformly upbeat and there are no sappy ballads to spoil the flow. Singer/bassist Jaron Gulino sounds like Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha except he's often flat. That, combined with the sophomoric lyrics, makes On Top's debut Top Heavy a lot less enjoyable than it could have been. I like Alex Kulick's guitar sound but I'd like to hear Gulino tighten up his singing and the band stretch their lyrical muscles more before I recommend On Top.
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