CD REVIEW Gun Barrel

Band : Gun Barrel
Album title : Brace For Impact
Label : Massacre Records
Distributor : Suburban
Release Date : 23/03/2012
Release : CD

The music Gun Barrel produces is no nonsense straight (and somewhat old-school) heavy metal.  What I hear in this band is some sort of mix of the best elements out the music of Motörhead, with a touch of Rose Tattoo and a large pinch of AC/DC.

With influences like the aforementioned bands it’s clear that the structure of the songs is fairly simple, but the twelve songs featured on this album are all very decent songs, which every heavy metal minded listener will instantly like.

With Patrick Sûhl they’ve got a new vocalist, replacing their former (Belgian) vocalist Silver, and at the same time this album is released by Massacre Records, where they were with Limb Music.

To sum it up : its nothing new they deliver, but it nevertheless sounds refreshing.  This music simply begs to be played live.

90/100

Erik Morren.