Are you ready to warp into monster disco hell? If so, it is time to Get Heavy. Get Heavy is the first full length album released by the monstrous band Lordi. Released in 2002, Get Heavy is an amazing introduction to this band who dresses up as monsters and goes around playing hard rock music. At the time of this release, the band consisted of Mr. Lordi (Vocals), Enard (Keyboards, Piano, Backing Vocals), Rita (Drums, Backing Vocals), Magnum (Bass), and Amen (Guitars, Backing Vocals). I was extremely hooked on this band and album in the mid-2000’s, and with very good reason. Lordi at the time was a very innovative band, dressing up as monsters and playing traditional heavy metal music with a feel good vibe to it. Even during live shows, Mr. Lordi would have a battle axe on stage with a microphone on one side and a double sided blade on the other. Get Heavy has 13 tracks of pure greatness, from the rockin’ title track Get Heavy, to Rock The Hell Outta You, each song on this album has its own catchy hook that grabs the listener and holds on tight. The music is traditional heavy metal fare, with catchy rhythm, fun vocals, and just an overall cool band. Going on to specifically highlight some of the best tracks, even though everything here is solid, we can start with Devil is a Loser. This song is awesome, with lyrics like “The devil is a loser and he’s my bitch”, you know the song is fresh. Would You Love A Monsterman? is the best song on the album in my opinion, which has some great lyrics and the musical style, the way it progresses is pretty sweet too. Monster Monster is yet another amazing track, with lyrics such as “Monster, monster, I can’t take this hell no more, Beast be gone, Something’s gotta give”. All of the tracks have great heavy metal progression, with keyboards strongly present as well. I do have a hard time reviewing this album, as all of the songs are great, but they are traditional heavy metal and sound quite alike, but they are all good. They all have that catchy rhythm and great lyrics that have you singing along to them yourself. Overall, Lordi was a refreshing band that had some solid hits, and Get Heavy is probably their best work. I would highly recommend checking out this monsterrific band as soon as possible.
Genre: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Label: Drakkar Entertainment GMBH
Location: Tornio, Finland
Release: November 1st, 2002