Author: W.T. Walllace
09/26/2006 | Amplifier | www.amplifiermagazine.com | Album Review
The band wasn't kidding when it chose the title Heavy Hands. On Ladyfinger's debut, darkness rules and thank freakin' God. With their balls to the wall, the band has crafted a metal tour de force with a touch of post-punk, assaulting their native Omaha with raw anger and an unrepentant thrash. Teeming with elements of Motorhead, The Melvins and even At the Drive-In, the band is revisiting a multitude of hard-hitting styles oft- overlooked by the indie rock world, propelling songs with weighty chords, livid vocals and a harsh energy, intense and utterly relentless. Not for the weak of heart, it serves as a fine alternative to all those indie kids sick of the clumsy guitars and the self-aggrandizing introspection typical of most Saddle Creekers. Certainly a triumph on record, I can only pine away for the live show sure to rock my fucking socks off.