Black Dog Barking

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  • Summary: The third release for the Australian hard rock band led by Joel O’Keeffe was produced by Brian Howes.
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  1. Kerrang!
    Jun 11, 2013
    80
    Very occasionally, they come a school uniform away from actually impersonating their forefathers, but it's a formula they execute wit the same kick-ass conviction that earned them support slots with Iron Maiden. [18 May 2013, p.53]
  2. Jun 11, 2013
    80
    Keen observers will note that Black Dog Barking is a more polished affair than 2010's No Guts No Glory, but it is the ageless and tireless uniformity of the band's approach that makes this an honest and brazen delight.
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    80
    From the anthemic confidence of “Back in the Game” to the speed-metal boogie of “Hungry,” frontman Joel O’Keeffe rasps out memorable, bluesy melodies without sacrificing the AC/DC-inspired passion of 2007’s Runnin’ Wild.
  4. Jun 11, 2013
    70
    Black Dog Barking is like a safe haven for hard rock purists, offering up a safe place for people to wear jean jackets and pump their fists without irony or judgment.
  5. Q Magazine
    Jun 20, 2013
    60
    Third album Black Dog Barking can be a lot of fun. [Jul 2013, p.111]
  6. Classic Rock Magazine
    Jun 26, 2013
    60
    The result is both shamelessly derivative and gloriously entertaining. [Jul 2013, p.88]
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