Shane’s Rock Challenge: REVERSE GRIP – 2010 – Nasty Reputation EP
By Shane Pinnegar
Upon its release in 2010 I wrote about this Toronto band’s debut EP:
“Hailing from Toronto, Canada, Reverse Grip sees the three Broda brothers – Dru, Sean & Dylan on vocals, guitar and drums respectively – plus bassist Eskander Mirza, making an impressive racket on this, their debut release.
Old fashioned hard rock topped off with impressive gang vocals, Nasty Reputation and Raise Your Fist don’t waste time trying to reinvent the wheel, instead wisely playing to their strengths, which means simple but good songs, and the simpatico connection obviously shared by the brothers and Mirza.
Singapore Sling sees Reverse Grip getting a bit sleazier to great effect, its stop-start riff growing on this reviewer with every listen. Closing out the EP is Motley/AC/DC hybrid Take Me To The Limit and once the dust settles it’s obvious these guys have enough up their sleeves to want to keep an eye out for in future.”
Since then Eskander has been replaced by the manic Kramer White, a full length album Hunger For Chaos has dropped to great response, and the band took themselves right around the world on a self-funded and self-promoted world tour – with a little help here and there from the likes of 100% ROCK, who helped out with the Perth leg of the tour.
If anything, in the time since we had the frantic foursome doss down on our floor for a half a week, the EP has become more of a steadfast favourite, and we never tire of turning it ALLLLLL the way up.
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