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Black Trip's 2013 debut LP, Goin' Under, was a pleasant uber-retro surprise. (Maybe not such a surprise, given the presence of two Enforcer guys.) Shadowline is more of the same raw, basic NWOBHM-influenced fun (from Sweden), but I don't find it quite as engaging this time. When it cooks, it cooks (Clockworks, Berlin Model 32), but I feel the songs aren't always as strong as the debut, and Joseph Tholl's vocals are a bit rougher in places- and not always in a good way. Still, quite enjoyable (loving the harmony guitars!) and definitely worth picking up if you love those retro vibes.
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RATING Goin' Under 2014 Prosthetic Vinaya Saksena 12/17/2014 3.5 Shadowline 2015 Steamhammer Vinaya Saksena 9/22/2015 3
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