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Rock Sound Review 'Man Vs. Monster'

'Sounding like Foo Fighters circa 1995...'Man Vs Monster' is a solid album with strong, sing-along hooks and enough substance and weight to please most' - 8/10

Sounding like Foo Fighters circa 1995, albeit with added shouty bits, Northern Irish trio Fighting With Wire are perhaps better known as the 'other' (and now more active) band of Jetplane Landing guitarist Cahir O'Doherty. While this will not see them step out of JPL's shadow, 'Man Vs Monster' is a solid album with strong, sing-along hooks and enough substance and weight to please most. The driving, battering-ram charge of "My Amoury" is a stand-out here, and O'Doherty's impassioned yelping of, "Does this fit!?" makes the perfect accompaniment to the ear-piercing chord stabs of his rhythm work. On the occasions that FWW dare to sound dangerous, they are devastatingly so.

8/10

For fans of: Jetplane Landing, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Fugazi

- Chris Shipman, Rock Sound