Published December 14, 2011
Once upon a time there was an Icelandic band called Vicky Pollard that consisted of four girls in front of a male drummer. However, the ‘Pollard’ was dropped when the ladies and gentleman released their debut album ‘Pull Hard’ in 2008.
Vicky’s sound is best described as poppy metal or dubbed metal pop. Just before delivering their second baby, a guitarist left the band. The quartet, three mothers and a proud, drumming father, now present to us a child born with a green mohawk: ‘Cast A Light.’ The kid was conceived and delivered at Tankurinn studios, Flateyri, in the far and icy Westfjords. The album was produced by the experienced Jason Allen from Blasting Room studios, and it tells. Singer Eygló Scheving’s voice is getting stronger, and the riffs are well befitting the pile-driving drums.
This is a great album. The mellow openers are nice, and these are followed by a mix of hits and rockers. The band is at their best in the acoustic ‘Gold,’ and the album itself deserves some gold, too.