Leeds-based metallers Chickenhawk are the perfect soundtrack to someone beating you over the head with a blunt object. Or so I like to imagine, anyway. Listening to Modern Bodies, their pleasingly ferocious debut album, one is reminded of the journalist who described the sound of early Idlewild as 'a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs'. Chickenhawk sound a bit like that too, except the stairs are on fire and the building's about to explode.

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