GRADE – Headfirst Straight To Hell
The first song I ever heard by Grade was the made-for-MTV song “A Year in the Past (Forever in the Future),” off their Victory debut Under the Radar. Despite the success and attention this single brought them, I disliked it and pretty much wrote them off as another dime-a-dozen pop band. Was I ever wrong — Headfirst Straight To Hell transcends anything Grade has done in the past. It is heavy but not overly-intimidating, catchy and melodic but not obnoxious. This album is bound to have widespread appeal.
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