Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
You're Soaking in It
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
You might expect a band called Big Hate to sound caustic and angry. But while the group bolsters its songs with loud, buzzing guitars, Big Hate are motivated by boastful pride, not rage and despondency. Sure, You're Soakin... more »
You might expect a band called Big Hate to sound caustic and angry. But while the group bolsters its songs with loud, buzzing guitars, Big Hate are motivated by boastful pride, not rage and despondency. Sure, You're Soaking in It is anchored with surging rhythms and occasionally brooding vocals, but it's also drenched in showy guitar lines and belted arena-rock wailing. The result falls somewhere between the flash of Extreme and the earnestness of Pearl Jam. Sometimes it works well, as on "Century," "Sufi," and "Writer's Block" (which sounds a lot like Living Colour), but much of You're Soaking in It is overblown, especially when the band reaches into its bag of Southern-rock tricks and melodramatic Zep licks. --Jon Wiederhorn
A nice escape from ALTERNA-ROCK
Elmo | 11/05/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Big Hate is an excellent album. In a genre of HARD ROCK and Alternative, BIG HATE offers a nice escape, with melodic riffs and catchy lyrics, BIG HATE was not a BIG MISTAKE. IF you are in the market for some good 'ole rock and roll, i would check this one out."
Simply put, Great Rock and Roll
Elmo | 10/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Big Hate is great simple rock & roll. You will love songs like the first single, Sugar Glider. This has a great mix of guitars, and a great chours with lines like: Can I come by for an hour, Stay all day if you want to. Even though every song has the hook to catch you and reel you in, songs that stick out are as follows. Lo-Fi, West Virgina, Writer's Block, and Sheep. Also the great addition of a banjo used o' so well in the song Beauty Mark. I would like to tell everyone out there to pick up this cd."
Big Hate not a big hit...
Elmo | 10/26/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I recently was introduced to Big Hate on a local access cable video show, and was instantly drawn to the first single, "Sugar Glider", with its slow, melodic draw and seemingly angst-driven vocals. But it seems as if "Sugar" is where those qualities are limited to, and instead of finding a band more in tune to an underground flavor, i.e. deftones, man will surrender, i found more of a parallel in styles with Stone Temple Pilots and Led Zeppelin. Even the video for "Sugar", with its cold, grayish overtones, and blurry visuals, lends to more of a link with other, more angry units. But with tracks like "Sufi" and "West Virginia", I would figure the name of the band more along the lines of Big Rodeo than Big Hate. Too bad you have to make it 3/4 of the way through the album to hit "Sugar", which, i must admit, is worthy of 3 stars in its own right. Unfortunately, Big Hate does a good job of disguising their true style, which is at best run-o-the-mill rock and roll, something i just wasn't out for."