HARD RIOT was formed in 2006 in the city of Heilbronn, Germany and the band consists of four friends who obviously love old school hard rock and do a great job of playing it.
Comprised of vocalist Michael Gildner, guitarist Andreas Rockrohr, bassist Mario Kleindienst and drummer Carmine Jaucci, they released a five song EP in 2009. They list one of their influences to be AC/DC and some of the guitar parts have that feel, but they don’t ape their sound much at all, they have a bit of mid paced KISS sound and feel at times. This band plays classic hard rock with ties to the 1970s and 1980s and would be considered a classic if it was released back then, nowadays, I hope that people give it a chance because this bands kicks ass! I loved the crunchy rock songs like “Hellfire Rock”, “Take Me Down” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw”. The only song that wasn’t one I would play over and over again was the ballad “Nothing But You”, but that’s only because I wanted to rock out, and not hear a slow song. I mean, it’s a good song, but I wanted more hard rock and hope that these guys keep putting out great albums like this in the future. The production is crystal clear on here and the band has a ton of talent with great guitar work, drumming and bass, with some great sung vocals that carry the songs and make you want to sing along with.
This was a definite keeper for me and will get played a lot.
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