Jameson Raid – Raiderstronomy Review

That Thin Lizzy are such an iconic and legendary band we all know it. However, I’ve never had the opportunity of reviewing a band that had so many features of this band. I’ll invite you, my fan, to comence your joyfull listening by “Seven Days of Splendour Remix” which undoubtedly sounds so Thin Lizzy that it’s hard even for the fan that knows scarcely the band not to find the resemblances.

In fact, this situation here isn’t that uncommon. We’ve reviewed many bands that relied on the resemblances of their famous honored bands through the years of faithfully reviewed. In Jameson Raid favor is second track “It’s a Crime” and its lyrics. I’m totally in favor of bands that take a stand whatever they are. If it’s for the right things the better. There is nothing awful than a Metal band that doesn’t have a stand about important matters. Also, I’m totally in favor of citations of famous books as J. D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye” as Rush and Iron Maiden did a lot during their careers. They just make songs even more interesting. Besides that, the song has very interesting and frentic basslines with a guitar work that amazes the fan. By the way, I just love this guitar tone made by overdrives. They make it possible to be very polivalent in the use as the fan may notice in “Hard Lines” which I don’t know if the title is a reference of the sonancy or not, but it fits pretty well. Here the guitar tone is better than ever. Again the bass is a show.

Ok, if Jameson Raid willingly quotes Thin Lizzy I really don’t know but, in fact, this “Raiderstronomy” is a damn good album to hear. Its references to the late sixties and early seventies sonancies sound too good to be true. This album is a good sample of the heavy and hard music that is possible to make without being fast. It’s an album to be appreciated by Thin Lizzy’s fans and much more.

P.S.: After writing all that I noticed that “Raiderstronomy” is a 1982 reissue. Now I know why it sounds so real deal. It happens in the best families… Ah, why don’t you give the album a quick search before writing? Shame on you…

Thin Lizzy “Raiderstronomy” will be released on February 26th via High Roller Records.

Track Listing:

  1. Seven Days of Splendour
  2. It’s a Crime
  3. Catcher in the Rye
  4. Hard Lines
  5. The Hypnotist
  6. The Raid
  7. Gettin’ Hotter
  8. Straight from the Butchers
  9. Seven Days of Splendour (Remix)
  10. It’s a Crime (Remix)
  11. Catcher in the Rye (Remix)

Watch “Seven Days of Splendour” official video here: