Monday, April 15, 2024

Review: Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct

Harmony lead guitars signal their defiant historic rock lineage with the opening notes of The Killer Instinct but they’re taut and defying middle-aged spread, not content to cruise on past glories. Throughout this album the twin six strings bite and attack, and where once you heard fat chorded riffs you’re now as likely to hear a mighty modern thwack. It’s not looking to be relevant. Hell, Black Star Riders pretty much know that game’s over and played out. It’s probably not about anything, except doing what feels right and maybe pushing that a little. Fact is, we all know this is going to remind us of Thin Lizzy in places; when it doesn’t and it sounds so good makes it all the more impressive…

Read the full review in Issue 1, of RAMzine:

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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