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Black Dog Barking
August 2013
Released: 2013, Roadrunner Records
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Helias Papadopoulos

Be prepared to fell every bit of powerful, dynamic, strong and vicious feelings you have ever felt all at once, as Airbourne deliver an astonishing look into three-chorde guitar playing. There is a good argument to be made that Airbourne are the most anticipated and worthy continuers of AC/DC school. A steady piece of hard rock flavored with AC/DC touch. A ground-breaking and –shaking album with wonderful riffs without being seedy and banal copies of their idols. BLACK DOG BARKING is an album that sizzles with energy and nefarious renewed vitality. Also, Airbourne areunafraid to state that AC/DC glorious music is their guide and they are frighteningly good. And whether you like or not, vocalist Joel O’Keeffe delivers a performance of pure redneck passion.

From the ‘let There Be Rock’-style megaton chug of opener ‘Ready To Rock’ to the gorgeously dynamic title track, Airbourne rip you off with their expectably rampant and sonically scintillating record which purposely has been tapped back into the spirit of 70’s hard rock. Incorporating some classic heavy motives in songs like ‘Back In The Game’ and ‘Hungry’, Airbourne’s new album adds up to an entertaining gallop that, when it really does cut loose, which has a retro freshness that stinks of the early AC/DC albums, but at the same time it sounds up-to-date. So, push the ‘play’ button and let’s rock!
Track Listing

1. Ready to Rock
2. Animalize
3. No One Fits Me (Better Than You)
4. Back in the Game
5. Firepower
6. Live It Up
7. Woman Like That
8. Hungry
9. Cradle to the Grave
10. Black Dog Barking


Joel O'Keeffe : Vocals, Guitar
David Roads : Guitar
Justin Street : Bass
Ryan O'Keeffe : Drums

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