The self-titled, trashed-up, guitar-driven release from Heaven’s Basement is not the generic flavor of the month. Quite the contrary, this CD is chock full of bluesy, ballsy tunes that are extremely fun and enjoyable to listen. More often than not I find at least a couple of songs, where I hit skip, but there is no filler to be found here on this CD. As a mater of fact after a second listen through I could not find one song I liked above the rest; they are all great and beg to be played repeatedly. Each track is full of swagger and attitude and packed with sing along choruses and tons of unbelievable guitar work.

If pressed to describe Heaven’s Basement, I would have to say they reminded me a lot of the bands that came out of the late eighties, except heavier. This is good time party music and demands to be played live. If the band’s live show is anything like this CD then I will be standing in line to see them when they come round my way.

The only real downer here is that the disc is only six tracks and a little over twenty-five minutes long; even though an EP, still not nearly long enough. I hope that we hear more from these guys in the near future because I know after hearing these tunes; I want more of this, much more. But alas, I am left salivating for more than these six amazing tracks. Take note of these guys and listen to this disc, it is that good!

Track Listing:

01. Tear Your Heart Out
02. Executioner’s Day
03. Graduation
04. Saint Routine
05. Fear Of Getting Off
06. Reign On My Parade

Run Time: 25:37
Release Date: January 1, 2009