Hundred Reasons - Quick The Word Sharp The Action

Time for an album review. This week its the new record from Hundred Reasons called "Quick The Word Sharp The Action", out on V2 Records.

Background: Hundred Reasons have been around for awhile now. Since 1999 to be exact. With new album "Quick The Word Sharp The Action", the band are now on album number 4. Previous releases have included the Gold selling debut LP "Ideas Above Our Station" (2002), "Shatterproof Is Not A Challenge" (2004), and "Kill Your Own" (2006). The current lineup of the band is Andy Bews (Drums), Colin Doran (Lead Vocals), Den Doyle (Guitar), Andy Gilmour (Bass), and Larry Hibbitt (Guitar and Vocals). Over the years this band has had to overcome adversity time and time again, ranging from being dropped from their label, to lead singer Colin Doran being threatened with career ending vocal problems. But they keep bouncing back and coming up with excellent albums, and this new one is no different.

Review: On first listening to the new album, I have to admit I wasn't blown away. But with each time I have since listened to it, its got better and better. This forth album see's the band maturing and growing in confidence to experiment with their sound. Theres the typical Hundred Reasons sound on first single "No Way Back", but on tracks such as "The Shredder" we see the band delving into previously unchartered territory with positive results. One of my favourite tracks so far is the final one "Out Of Time", which is so good it makes you want to listen to more, and so you press the play button again. That track combines a catchy chorus with heavy guitars and drums, and for me will be an instant favourite on the live scene. Which is where the band really come into their own, with an incredible energetic and inspring live performance which really does the faster songs justice, which sometimes the records don't.

You can catch Hundred Reasons supporting Enter Shikari throughout October and November, and the band have their own headline tour in January. Check the band's website for more information.

MP3: Hundred Reasons - No Way Back

MP3: Hundred Reasons - Out Of Time