Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct. First Opinion.


@planetmosh reviews The Killer Instinct by .@BlackStarRiders on .@nuclearblasteu.

When Damon Johnson and Ricky Warwick were writing their previous album, All Hell Breaks Loose, they were unsure whether it was going to be a Thin Lizzy album or something else, something that rose from the ashes of Lizzy. This time around, and with a couple of years of playing@planetmosh reviews The Killer Instinct by .@BlackStarRiders on .@nuclearblasteu. When Damon Johnson and Ricky Warwick were writing their previous album, All Hell Breaks Loose, they were unsure whether it was going to be a Thin Lizzy album or something else, something that rose from the ashes of Lizzy. This time around, and with a couple of years of playing as Black Star Riders under their belt, there’s no such confusion. They will always retain something of Thin Lizzy in their sound, but there are expectations that go with that name and the freedom from that pressure shows in the obvious enjoyment with which they perform on The Killer Instinct. With the decision made to become Black Star Riders in 2012, and with the addition of former Megadeth and Alice Cooper drummer Jimmy de Grasso, All Hell Breaks Loose became a debut album rather than the next in a huge catalogue. Fast forward to the present and there have been more changes. Bass player Marco Mendoza makes way for new member Robbie Crane. The backbone remains though, in songwriting partners Johnson and Warwick, and original Lizzy member Scott Gorham. This cohesion, two years of touring as Black Star Riders and learning how to leave […]

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