ALBUM REVIEW: Black Paisley – Late Bloomer

Independant - Released 2017

From the opening strains of ‘Run, Run, Run’ you  sort of know what to expect from Black Paisley – what you aren’t prepared for though is the quality of their take on vintage Hard Rock. Indeed if like me you’re a fan of 80’s Hard Rockers Little Caesar,or even rock and roll stalwarts like Bob Seger  – there’s a little more than an echo of both and not just in that opening number.

After that rocking opening it’s perhaps a little unexpected that the next track ‘Way to Something’ turns out to be a mid-tempo gentle demi-ballad. A damned good one tough.

With a press that cites Bryan Adams you can throw his influence into the mix with a little Southern Rock touch here and there and what you end up with is a very competent, very accomplished gentle melodic rock album that eschews the rockers for the mid tempo melodies of tracks like ‘Easy’.

What may surprise you though is the band’s pedigree – sounding like they come from the American Midwest Black Paisley actually hail from Sweden.

Highlights include – Run, Run, Run’ that majestic opener plus the wonderful moodiness of ‘Ordinary Days’ and closer ‘Coming home’ which is a beautiful piano led ballad that simply melts you. A very nice album for those mellower moments, our only gripe is that at 39 minutes you are left wanting so much more…

About Mark Rockpit 591 Articles

Website Editor
Head of Hard Rock and Blues
Photographer and interviewer