Sadly, it is not at all uncommon to hear some out of touch oik of a journalist declaring that 'rock' or even 'guitar music' is 'dead'. While I would certainly agree that guitar music does not feature quite so prominently in the charts as it did some ten years ago, to even think about suggesting that rock music is on its way out is a daft thing to do. Rock music is not dying; you just have to look in the right places for it. New Heavy Sounds Volume 2 is one such place.
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The very instant that you press play on the new LaFaro album Easy Meat, you know exactly what you are going to get, as an unhinged clatter of drums tumble frantically out of your speakers. On Easy Meat, you will not find anything that you could describe as 'placid' or 'soothing'. This album is less a calm blue ocean, and more a flaming chasm in the deepest depths of hell. That is not a criticism by any stretch of the imagination: sometimes you need an album that is going to kick your ass mercilessly around the room.
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