Release Date: Feb 3, 2017
Record label: Nuclear Blast
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal
In the (sometimes) good old days, bands could take three albums or more to find their range and hit the mark. These days that rarely happens, because we all demand an instant impact. So let's celebrate Black Star Riders. They've gradually attuned their craft and style, building a solid foundation with two firm albums, both of which showed promise and hinted that things were about to take off.
BLACK STAR RIDERS have not had the easiest time escaping the shadow of their past. For a band mainly comprising members of Thin Lizzy's most recent touring line-up, it didn't help that the music released under this new moniker proved stylistically indistinguishable from their previous incarnation's output. To add to that pressure, 2013's All Hell Breaks Loose and 2015's The Killer Instinct proved to be solid outings, but not dazzling ones.