You may remember last year I chatted with Cormac and Micky from The Answer. I asked Cormac at the time about the up and coming bands back in Ireland. One band that he mentioned was Trucker Diablo “Good solid, Northern Irish rock” was how he described them.
Now, luckily for me, I have Trucker Diablo’s debut album ‘The Devil Rhythm’ in my possession and they are good solid rock alright!
Trucker Diablo began in early 2008 as four friends coming together collectively as a group to play music they loved and that defined them as individuals. Trucker Diablo are a force of nature, taking the UK and Europe by storm as we speak.
‘The Devil Rhythm’ is a high octane, hard rock extravaganza that is hell bent on rocking you to the very core of your being!. The first track ‘Drink Beer, Destroy’ grabs you instantly with heavy guitar riffs powerful enough to demand 100% of your attention from the beginning. Not to mention the heavy bass lines and rhythm section throughout the song. As a first track, this sets the bar incredibly high.
The second track on the album ‘Juggernaut’ is an even heavier track and features fellow Irish rocker and current vocalist of Thin Lizzy - Ricky Warwick. Glenn Harrison (bass) lets loose with a blistering bass riff that excites, and combined with Terry Crawford’s drum beats, the rhythm section provides a great back drop to fantastic vocal harmonies and guitar work. One of my favourite tracks on the album, this would definitely be one to get the crowd singing along live.
As the album continues, we are faced with track after track of face melting rock. After a recent appearance at Hammerfest, it is no surprise that Trucker Diablo is the name on everyone’s lips after the killer set that these guys delivered. Tracks such as ‘Big Truck’, ‘Voodoo’ and ‘Never Too late’ continue the tone of album which is 100% pure unadulterated rock, and, pardon the pun, music to my ears!
It has been a while since I have heard an album that I can just let play from start to end, without having to skip a weaker track or two. Trucker Diablo have definitely unleashed a rock and roll beast upon us with ‘The Devil Rhythm’. Every song on this record is a winner, the album is explosive and stands out from other ‘rock’ albums. It can’t be faulted.
If this has wet your whistle and you are keen to know where you can get a hit of Trucker Diablo live, then see below for tour dates. If you are yet to treat yourself and lend your ears to this hard hitting, absolute joy of an album, ‘The Devil Rhythm’ is available now through the usual online stockists, HMV. Play, Amazon and globally through www.ripple-music.com
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