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Fist (Canada) - 2012 Bolted Door [2012]

ARTIST: Fist (Canada)
ALBUM: Bolted Door [2012]
LABEL: Hellion Records
SERIAL: HE640712
YEAR: 2012
SPONSOR: Ron Chenier


LINEUP: Ron Chenier - vocals, guitars * Laurie Curry - keyboards, vocals * Nor Reinehc - bass * Lorne Hawley - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Right In It * 02 It Ain't Easy * 03 I Don't Care * 04 Don't Bother Me Now * 05 Time Is Running Out * 06 Calm Before The Storm * 07 Out Here On The Desert * 08 Down The Drain * 09 Headed For A Breakdown * 10 Get Back Get Back * 11 Pressure * 12 Behind The Bolted Door



A few years back, Alun (a.k.a dangerzone) reviewed Canadian band Fist and their (then new) CD 'Bolted Door'. It's probably the only review of the album out there on the Net. Having been in touch regularly with Fist's main-man Ron Chenier over the years, I was surprised to learn that the 2006 effort had to be reissued, so the next bext thing according to Ron was to re-record the entire thing again, and release it again as 'Bolted Door (2012)'. And so here it is. The track listing is different, but that's about it.

The Songs
The lead-off track 'Right In It' is a great title, and lands Fist right in it indeed! Growling vocals and chugga-chugga guitar riffs are its main features. 'It Ain't Easy' despite the guitar heavy approach has a very clean sound, with Laurie Curry's organs shining through. 'I Don't Care' follows similarly, a very cool rocker built on a strong pumping bass and a great overdriven organ solo from Curry. 'Time Is Running Out' sounds like an old Goddo track, Chenier's guitars a flashback to the 80's. There's nothing calm about 'Calm Before The Storm', a strong but restrained rocker. 'Out Here On The Desert' is a boisterous track aimed at war, which is followed by the rather excellent 'Down The Drain', this is how Fist should be regarded, on this one they are in their element. 'Headed For A Breakdown' is the band's power-ballad moment, while 'Get Back Get Back' also keeps the metronome in check, a slow burner of a track. 'Pressure' returns Fist to the rock n groove style, not unlike a Bachman Turner Overdrive moment. The album finishes with the title track 'Behind The Bolted Door', a track that twists and turns with tempo changes and contrasting shades of dark and light.

In Summary
The output from Fist has been busy over the last few years. We've had a live DVD plus a 24 track Greatest Hits package featuring all the favourite Fist/Myofist tunes down through the decades. You can find all these on the Fist/Ronch Music website. So, if you're into the band, you'd be better off supporting them directly, rather than through Ebay or Amazon. Go to it people.

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