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Bigelf / Cheat The Gallows
Album:Cheat The Gallows Collection:General
Artist:Bigelf Added:07/2008
Label:Custard 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-31 Pull Date:2008-11-02 
Week Ending:2 Nov26 Oct12 Oct5 Oct28 Sep21 Sep14 Sep7 Sep
Airplays:11222232

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 31, 2008:Time Traveler (Halloween)
Money, It's Pure Evil
4.Oct 08, 2008:Brownblood Stains Across Atheron
Gravest Show On Earth
2.Oct 24, 2008:Time Traveler
Money, It's Pure Evil
5.Oct 04, 2008:Bloodstains Across Atherton
Hydra
3.Oct 11, 2008:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Sports by Schwartz Mix
Gravest Show On Earth
6.Oct 03, 2008:Time Traveler
Money, It's Pure Evil

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-08-10 
Total 70’s hard rock, AOR and prog worship from a bands that’s been stuck in the era since around 1999. Although, they are stuck in the mostly good part of the 70’s: Queen, The Sweet, (the couple of good parts of) Uriah Heep, late 70’s Sabbath, and a few random prog bands. B.E.’s singer sounds like Billy Squier and Roger Waters in his “kookiest” moments. In short: mostly fun, catchy and yes (again) big sounding arena rock not yet playing arenas.

((((1)))) “Apocalyptic” 70’s rock bombast. Very theatrical and lot of “conceptual” changes ‘ala “The Wall” or “Welcome to My Nightmare”.
((((2)))) Builds off the riff from the last song and makes it more pronounced but also more of a mix of hard rock and a bit of the Doors near the end. Cool.
((3)) Erm, a “tolerable” Lenny Kravitz with a let’s say some generic but ELO & Beatles-isms?
(((((4))))) Straight up, 70’s hard rock with histronic vocals. 2nd ½ is awesome mix of Metallica’s “Creeping Death” mixed with theremin!
(((5))) Pretty decent ballad with good guitar work. AM radio hit in an alternate universe circa: 1977.
((6)) Vocal-centered, simple riffs and very 70’s canned strings. * Meh*
(7) (FCC “Fuck” at the very beginning, “shit” in the song itself) Slinky & stinky, silly 70’s glammy rock. Just too simple and cornball.
((((8)))) Weird electronics, a lot of arena pomp and some Sabbath-y riffs, cowbell, dramatic vocals. Amusing.
(((((9))))) Black Sabbath, Billy Squire & 70’s prog had a 3 way. Their baby sounds like this. AKA: Totally over the top rock action dood!
((((10)))) Ballard vs. symphonic rock-out moments galore. Wild and fun stuff.

Track Listing
1.Gravest Show On Earth 6.The Game
2.Blackball 7.Superstar
3.Money, It's Pure Evil 8.Race With Time
4.The Evils Of Rock & Roll 9.Hydra
5.No Parachute 10.Counting Sheep