High Spirits – You Are Here (CD, LP) – Hells Headbangers

… and the full lengthy is here!

If you lost my review of the EP released by High Spirits last month click here to read about it… and still I think it sounds a lot of Saxon. They are the most honest new band to make an old Heavy Metal sound.

When The Light Goes Down is the perfect opening, upbeat, simple, with dead on metallic riffs, a meager (but not mediocre) production, and  heaviness!!! This is no delusion! This is the real deal.

I Need Your Love has a delicious riff and a bassline to add the proper weight that the music asks for. This is a new gargantuan heavy/hard classic for those who love sticky choruses.

Talking about classics, another remarkable song is The Last Night. Man this is the perfect true heavy metal number, I wonder what Mr. Chris Black listens to get his influence, but I can say without mistake that he hears a lot of Picture, Chariot, Oz, Heavy Load and a plenty of classics of the past. The soloing is a high pitched ode to spandex, when virtuosos got theirs axes and put them in the air.

The voice on Can You Hear Me and the construction of the lyrics, although simplistic, gives me goosebumps because it’s so genuine that it gets you at the drop of a hat!

My other fave is Gone to Pieces with a exceptional vocal line and a packed rhythm guitar. Man nothing is really new here: THAT’S THE POINT.

To close the Cd we have High Spirits which I commented on the other review, a striking number.

You Are Here is an album that will impress you, mainly if you really know what Heavy Metal really means… posers can listen to anything else…. Nobody cares anyway!


You Are Here is going to be released on May 13th on Hells Headbangers.

(Daniel Death)

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