All Hell Breaks Loose - Black Star Riders
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  • Summary: The debut release for the hard rock band formed by Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham with Ricky Warwick, Jimmy DeGrasso, Marco Mendoza, and Damon Johnson was produced by Kevin Shirley.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 26, 2013
    70
    While other acts work diligently to re-create the sounds on All Hell Breaks Loose, the Black Star Riders offer them naturally with creativity, heft, and inspiration.
  2. 70
    It might never escape the long shadow of the past, but it deserves a fair hearing. [Jun 2013, p.86]
  3. Aug 1, 2013
    67
    The best tracks on the L.A. quintet's debut LP scan the most Lizzy-like.
  4. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    Yes, it ultimately makes for predictable stuff, but Black Star Riders play bullshit-free unpretentious rock. [15 Jun 2013, p.54]
  5. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    Between those two poles ["Bound For Glory" and "Kingdom Of The Lost"] falls plenty of enjoyable melodic hard rock, never poor, though not always scaling the heights.
  6. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    It may not eclipse past achievements but does point to a genuine way forward in a dignified and spiritual manner. [Jul 2013, p.84]
  7. Jun 26, 2013
    60
    By the end, they're almost sounding like their own band, rather than a Thin Lizzy tribute act. [Jul 2013, p.100]
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Dec 17, 2013
    8
    If you like rock'n'roll own yourself a listen to this one. It's made by the Thin Lizzy guys, delivering what you would expect from Phil LynottIf you like rock'n'roll own yourself a listen to this one. It's made by the Thin Lizzy guys, delivering what you would expect from Phil Lynott if he was arround. Not overproduced like most albums this year. Expand