Irish punk pop trio ASH has done their heaviest album so far with the 4th studio album "Meltdown",the first album in 3 years since "Free all angels" from 2001 that contained the hit "Shining light". A collection came out last year titled "Intergalactic sonic" but now they?re hotter than ever with their new more heavier stuff on "Meltdown" which is produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters). You can tell that singer/guitarist Tim Wheeler has listened a lot to Smashing Pumpkins when he wrote music for the new album,the more light punkpop style they had on the previous albums is gone on "Meltdown" because Tim and Co cranked up the volume to 11 and then just rocked. The song "Starcross?d" is the closest we get of a new "Shining light",while listening to songs like "Orpheus","Renegade Cavalcade",Detonator" and "Evil eye"-the only right style for it would be ENERGETIC ROCK. The single "Clones" is by far the heaviest song ASH has recorded,an incredible groove and some major rocking riffs are what that song contains. This is not one of the best albums of the year but truly one of the most fun to listen to,they have never been as uptempo as on this album that?s for sure.