Northern Ireland meets Southern ‘redneck’ Rock in this album release from the mighty Trucker Diablo.
Having gained momentum following successful appearances at Download 2011, Highway To Hell and Hammerfest 2012, the ‘Juggernaught’ that is Trucker Diablo, has been rolling, and, has produced one if the most impressive, down and dirty sounds, that will make you want to throw on some dirty jeans and straddle that hog. Or just drink a hell of a lot of beer and get the party started. With huge influences from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Anthrax, The Almighty, Blackfoot and AC/DC, Trucker Diablo are blazing a trail for UK artists who want to go back to the roots of guitar based rock, if you want music to ride your dirty Harley to, this is the album for you.
In 2008, Tom Harte guitar/vocals, Simon Haddock guitar/vocals, Glenn Harrison bass guitar and Terry Crawford on drums, four like minded guys from Ulster, each assembled with the desire to rock hard, party hearty and deliver the goods both live and in a studio setting, and if The Devil Rhythm is anything on which to pass judgement, boy do they deliver. Having paid their dues in Joyrider and Tilted in the 1990’s, and with their mantra in mind Trucker Diablo set out to conquer the USA and the UK with their brand of heavy rock.
The Devil Rhythm opens with the blistering anthem Drink Beer Destroy and this sets up the listener for a ride through 11 tracks worth of Trucker heaven. Juggernaught and Big Truck maintain the thrust in a similar theme, hard rocking, heavy guitar and power throughout. Stand Up And Fight instructs us to fight for what we believe in and is imparted with such force, its hard to find a reason to argue.
Voodoo sees a change in subject matter, from balls to the wall party and fight anthems, to downright sleazy rock. Think AC/DC’s Squealer, meets Black Stone Cherry’s Blame It On The Boom Boom, turn up the smut and you have the scene set for the next 5 tracks of aural pleasure. Never Too Late To Sin and When Angels Die have to be 2 of their filthiest forays and are provocative enough to turn a girl from angel to whore in one listen.
Returning to their roots to close the show with Rattlehead and bonus track Running Scared, and there you have it, The Devil Rhythm in all its glory. Get your hands on this, crack open a cold one and let the good times roll.