The LRA – Give ‘Em Hell
Genres: Hardcore, Hard Rock
Give ‘Em Hell, eh? The tile alone conjures up images of big sweaty dudes (with bald or very short hair) with trendy tattoos on their crossed arms while posing for their band photo. And while that might be true in The L.R.A.’s case (I don‘t know for sure since I didn‘t check their MySpace page…), you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. So let’s read on…
Give ‘Em Hell is, at it’s heart an anthem album, with songs that say things like “Fuck you!” and “Fuck off!” and “I’m a maniac!” and so on, and so on. Sure the lyrics are pretty overdone, but somehow The L.R.A. manage to make some headway in the “Just Plain Fun” department. Sure they sound like Pantera-Breed with smidgens of Thin-Sabbath, so excuse me for have a good ol’ time with Give ’Em Hell.
Overall: The tough guy bravado gets a little old in this hard rock/heavy metal hybrid, but it’s an enjoyable experience all together. Again, it’s nothing you’ve never heard before but there’s a shit ton of potential that’s bubbling under the surface.
The LRA on MySpace