Album Review: Bigfoot “Bigfoot”

Bigfoot – Self Titled Bigfoot on Frontiers Music
Release: Oct 13, 2017

Bigfoot is a hard rock band from Wigan, England.  Starting out in the spring of 2014, they set their sights on taking their hard rock sound to the masses. They have released two EP’s, but now it is time for their first full length LP, the self titled Bigfoot.

Equipped with powerful lead singer Anthony Ellis and the twin lead guitar attack of Sam Miller and Mick McCullagh this album really brings us back to the best of the late 80’s hard rock scene. Ellis’s vocals have a great hard rock edge to them, but there is also a bit of a bluesy tone to his vocals. I have always been a huge fan of the dual guitar solo approach to metal music and this album really delivers on that.

The first song that really jumps out and grabs you is “The Fear“. It is a melodic song, with a good riff, a great chorus, some solid guitar work with a great solo.  The song just has an all around great sound. The video for this song is below. It really reminds me of Tyketto from the late 80’s / early 90’s which was a very underrated band. It is nice to hear a band going back to the roots of where metal started for me. I miss hearing more albums with this sound.

The track “Tell Me A Lie” just keeps the guitar attack coming over and over. Another great track is “Eat Your Words” where the vocals really stand out on this song with more great guitar. Anthony Ellis really has the chops and is a great metal front man. The more I listen the more his vocals really draw me in.  “Prisoners Of War” which is one of the longest tracks on the album is really well done and tells quite a story. It is a masterpiece in every way. There is so much to hear on this album. As you listen there are songs that remind you of Dio, Motley Crue, Tyketto and some other 80’s powerhouses, but they are definitely unique to themselves.

One thing you must have on an album like this is a couple of ballads. This album delivers the goods on those as well.  “Forever Alone” is a true metal ballad in every way.  Then you also have your signature power ballad “The Devil In Me“. Another song where Ellis’s vocals really shine and the whole song is fantastic.

I have listened to this album three times now and am listening it to a fourth while writing this review and it is pure hard rock heaven. If you were a fan of the 80’s hard rock and metal scene this is a must have for your collection. I can’t wait to see what more comes from Bigfoot in the future.

Review Score: 4.0/5.0

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The Fear
Tell Me A Lie
Forever Alone
Eat Your Words
Prisoner Of War
Freak Show
I Dare You
The Devil In Me

Antony Ellis – Lead Vocals
Sam Millar – Guitar
Mick McCullagh – Guitar
Matt Avery – Bass
Tom Aspinall – Drums

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Review by Eric Pefley

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