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Full-throttle 70s AOR
Bassist/vocalist Eric Harris has experienced stints with Skeletonwitch, Huntress, Holy Grail and most recently Los Angeles act Gypsyhawk. Both Harris and guitarist Bryant Throckmorton departed Gypsyhawk in 2015 to form Gygax with Justin Dempsey and Armand John Lizzy. The band's debut, 'Critical Hits', retains much of the same color scheme painted by Gypsyhawk. Fuzzy down tuned strings and rich ascending melodies is full-throttle 70s AOR. Harris is a good enough singer for this stuff, evident on killer cuts like 'World Breaker' and rousing closer 'The Hunter's Heart'. Props for plenty of cymbal boogie.
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RATING Critical Hits 2016 Creator-Destructor Eric Compton 3/29/2016 3.5
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