is intact. Vollmer and Co. have always had a knack for writing catchy songs,
With a voice that is strong and distinctive (credit
his extensive Bell Canto training), Vollmer can still belt out the notes.
And longtime guitarist Brent Doerner's guitar hooks are as infectious as
ever. It's all about creating good songs for Vollmer and crew. Vollmer and
former bass player Sean Kelly have struck up a writing kinship that seems to
be pretty strong; they also produced the record with Aaron Murray.
Opener "The Animal Inside (Won't Be Denied)," "Go
Hard Or Go Home," and the title track are classic Helix rockers. "Monday
Morning Meltdown" is a catchy song with a groovy feel and great harmonies.
"Hung Over But Still Hangin' In," a duet with fellow Canadian Russ Graham of
the Killer Dwarfs, is an equally catchy number.
If '80s-style rock with big hooks and catchy chorues
is your bag, then Helix's arsenal of rockin' tunes will not disappoint.