Massive: Destination Somewhere

Aussies go large on album two.

Massive Destination Somewhere album review

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Since the dawn of AC/DC, Australia and the blokiest of rock have been natural bedfellows, and Massive are keeping up that fine, pungent, oil-smeared tradition on their second album Destination Somewhere, opener One For The Road barrelling from the starting line like a greased whippet.

Frontman Brad Marr has one of those enormous, Chris Cornell-like voices that can barely contain its own power, and married to their full-tilt, none-more-classic rock, grungy undertones and Brendan Forward’s deft, eager riffs and shamelessly grandstanding solos, it makes for an adrenaline-fuelled listen.

And with songs like the itchy Made Of Stone, these tracks feel like instant old friends, with no let-up in the Mad Max pace save a boozy, bluesy interlude in The Way It’s Always Been, and even that kicks off half way through. Massive, then – they sound bloody enormous.

Emma has been writing about music for 25 years, and is a regular contributor to Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. During that time her words have also appeared in publications including Kerrang!, Melody Maker, Select, The Blues Magazine and many more. She is also a professional pedant and grammar nerd and has worked as a copy editor on everything from film titles through to high-end property magazines. In her spare time, when not at gigs, you’ll find her at her local stables hanging out with a bunch of extremely characterful horses.