Turning on the ignition
“You know what you’re going to get with Shihad — punchy hard rock, deep grooves, industrial riffing and Jon Toogood’s hypnotic vocals,” The Border Mail’s writes in a review of the band’s latest album, their eighth studio release, Ignite. “It’s a formula that’s worked for the quartet for over 2 years. After 28’s triumphant Beautiful Machine, New Zealand’s most successful rockers are back with Ignite. Certainly a less commercial effort than its predecessor, Ignite harks back to edgy earlier work on tracks like Nemesis (Dark Star) which boasts an anger similar to that present on Love Is The New Hate, the band’s abrasive post-9/11 Pacifier CD. In short: distinctive.” Melbourne-based Shihad was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame on October 7, 21.