Review of Public Animal – Habitat Animal (Independent)

Public AnimalComing across like the direct descendents of Deep Purple, Toronto’s Public Animal bring the rawk and then some with their full-length debut effort Habitat Animal. Comprised of former members of Canadian underground legends C’mon and Tricky Woo, meaty guitar riffs complemented by some sweet sounding organ and dual male/female lead vocals are the order of the day. Opening with the one-two punch of “Automatic Ammunition” and “I Ain’t Gonna Live,” the songs fly fast and furious throughout the rest of the album, striking the perfect balance between rifftastic and powerful without ever becoming overblown.