Trucker Diablo, The Devil Rhythm, 2012
A self made band if ever there was any, these Northern Irishmen. Probably best described as the bastard sons of Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy, this quartet is working hard to make people notice. Originally self released, this is the 2012 re-release on the recently heavily featured Bad Reputation label. Since early 2008 they are making a name for themselves and already have support from guys like Ricky Warwick, Joe Elliot and Cormac Neeson. And besides playing Download, they were also on Radio all around. That they get a song on Rock Band will not hurt them either!
So there is a future for these guys and rightly so. I like this type of hard hitting, honest, sweaty, balls out rock. And still surprisingly melodic! This version has a couple of bonus tracks from which Evil Marie reminds me of Thin Lizzy in approach. But with titles like Drink Beer Destroy, Juggernaut (with Warwick participating), Big Truck or Stand Up And Fight, you already know beforehand there will be a lot of energy radiating. The demo´s included are a nice insight in the band´s development. Overall this will receive a warm welcome for lovers of the style. So if honest hard rock and hard riffing is your thing, check these guys out!