Thursday, 6 June 2013

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose

Full Thin Sound

This is a fine record and band, clearly reminiscent of Thin Lizzy having toured under that name and with Scott Gorham continuing to provide the distinctive guitar playing/dueting he did when with the original. Singer and songwriter Ricky Warwick doesn’t try to sound like Phil Lynott, though he does so often, as on sixth track Hey Judas. All the songs are therefore classic in this sense, and anthemic, and there is even the ostentation of an Irish folk lilt in third Kingdom of the Lost. It is both heavy and melodic, the mix that was and continues to be very listenable and enjoyable. Love those harmonic guitar breaks.

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