Dig Me Out - 90s Rock Review

#542: Maximum Sincere by Big Heavy Stuff

June 1, 2021

We've revisited many 90s rock bands from Australia of various types, but Big Heavy Stuff is the first to nail the post-hardcore sound made (underground) famous by bands in D.C., Kansas City, and Chicago. On 1997's Maximum Sincere, the band takes full advantage of the spacious room recording to showcase the drumming via slowed tempos and minimal arrangements that spark and blaze sonically at just the right times. There is enough melody and interesting guitar work to keep the album interesting, always a tricky proposition when slowing down, but that leads to some less than stellar material on the back half the overall strong album.

 

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - The Train Stops Here

14:07 - Maximum Sincere

25:31 - Cheating on a Dead Wife

29:43 - May

Outro - Big Mouth

 

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