Trucker Diablo, Songs Of Iron, 2013
With a band name like Trucker Diablo and an album titled Songs Of Iron, you leave little to the imagination of someone checking out the record stores. Especially when a tattooed girl in jeans is on the cover with a PA sticker. So if you guessed hard rock, you are right. This CD comes pretty hot on the heels of 2012 debut The Devil Rhythm, and I am happy to report that if anything, this is probably just a bit better in every department.
As 2012 saw the band play a string of live shows, it is no wonder playing is even more tight than before. And while still true to the sound of the first release, it just radiates even more energy and self belief. Which is a good thing. So again somewhere between Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy, this bunch has delivered another set of no frills hard rocking songs which will go down well with any crowd. Nice progress, and if they continue on this path, there is no doubt in my mind they will rise to claim their place in rock history. Expect the album in May 2013 and go see them on tour.