The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

MILLION $ RELOAD

A SINNER'S SAINT

FRONTERS RECORDS

2012

 

 

 

 

Gritty hard rock and roll that takes the classic AC/DC template as its basis but adds a whole host of other classic hard rock influences to the mix rather than auto-paints by numbers as many bands such as Airbourne are perhaps guilty of doing (albeit rather well).

 

 

‘Fight the System’ is a solid enough opener and whilst it won’t convince you entirely it will at least put you at ease; and where the first verse of ‘Bullets in the Sky’ may have you reaching for you Bon Scott songbook, the chorus will have you reaching your hand back from your extensive library nodding approval.

 

 

Classic rock this is…

 

 

The 12 Bar boogie of ‘Blow Me Away’ probably even raises thoughts of one of my favourite UK bands: Thunder, while the groove of ‘Can’t Tie Me Down’ is Gun meets Thunder playing late eighties Sunset Strip.

 

 

I like this…

 

 

And while I’m still gathering my thoughts in comes the ballad ‘Broken’ which starts of kind of nice and actually ends up becoming something stunning: certainly one of the best ballads I’ve heard in some time.

 

 

This is hard and heavy classic rock with power, strength, and to be blunt, fuck all pretension.  The driving groove of ‘I Am the Rapture’ is inescapable ; ‘Wicked’ is a sing along rocker ‘par excellence’; and ‘It Ain't Over’ that closes the album with a nice big fuck you. This is a band you’ll hear a lot more of in the future.

 

 

Check out ‘Wicked’ and ‘Broken’ and tell me it ain’t so!

 

 

Another fine band from Northern Ireland that I expect big things of. Highly Recommended.

 

 

By Mark Diggins