Title: Heavy TrainLabel: Rocksector Records
Train' is the debut album from UK hard rockers Black
Whiskey, fronted by former Xentrix and Hellfighter vocalist
Simon Gordon, who along with Kev Ingles (3 State Blues and
Weapon) guitars, Mark Parkin bass and Rich Banister (Nakedium)
drums, aim to bring Classic Hard Rock back the masses with
the monstrous album ‘Heavy Train’.
album gets underway with the hard hitting rocker ‘Idol
Rich’, a track right out of the NWOBHM era but with a
modern edginess that makes it a great opener and sets out
the bands intentions to rock your world from the off.
time for some Bluesy Hard Rock with the storming ‘All
Seeing Eye’, before the hard hitting edginess returns with
the Bad Company infused ‘The Devil Rides’. Next up
we have the bad-ass bass laden rocker ‘Stone Cold
Comfort’ which really shows the band at their modern hard
band carry on bringing that Classic Rock sound bang up to
date with the excellent ‘Hungry For Bullets’, which is
definitely one of the highlights of the album for me.
There’s enough of that Classic Rock vibe to keep the older
rockers interested, but enough of a modern edge to draw in
the younger rock fans as well.
My Life’ sees the band bring back that Heavy Blues feel to
the mix, before taking it up a gear and rocking up a
veritable tsunami of Hard Rock with the stunning ‘The
title track ‘Heavy Train’ is the band with a full head
of steam, as they stop at stations Hard-hitting Blues and
Classic Rock in one thunderous mix that just ROCKS! Enough
There is an air of 70’s funky rock about ‘Tie It Down’ that just wants you dig out those flared jeans and strut your funky stuff, before the album is wrapped up in style with another great dose of modern edged Classic Rock in ‘Can't Kill The Fire’. This is good time rock n' roll that you can really get your teeth into, so grab yourself a ticket and take a snort of Black Whiskey because it is time to ride the 'Heavy Train'.
Review by: Barry McMinn
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