Company: Mighty Music Release: 2015 Genre: Hard Rock Reviewer: Eric Compton
Strong hooks and bluesy licks
Mighty Music, a subsidiary of Target, continues to dive and delve for quality hard rock and heavy metal. After recent acquisitions of Mike Tramp, Sea and Saint Rebel, the label backs another stout effort from native Danish band Bullet Train Blast. This album follows the successful 'Nothing Remains' release, a record that saw the band reach prominence with a 13th place on the Danish charts. The group utilize two new members on this offering, Jakob Ellerup (bass) and Henrik Jacobsen (guitar), two placements that may have elevated the band's "groovy" presentation and Southern-fried flavor. Vocalist Martin Larsen still shows off his vocal tenacity, almost a dead ringer for Bang Tango's Joe Leste. With solid production from powerhouse producer Tue Madsen, 'Shake Rattle Racing' absolutely floors it to the finish with strong hooks and bluesy licks. Think Black Stone Cherry meets Van Halen...just like the sticker says.
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