AC/DC — Black Ice (review)

AC/DC — Black Ice album cover Album · 2008 · Hard Rock Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
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Rock 'n' roll dream...

Genre: hard rock

It's been eight years since their last release, and, amazingly, AC/DC manage to capture the crisp sound. Compared to "Stiff Upper Lip", "Black Ice" is a much stronger album with some really solid riffing and rocking.

There are plenty of super catchy Young and Young style riffs - more than on "Stiff Upper Lip" - which constitute the driving force of tracks like "Big Jack", "Smash 'n' Grab", the aptly titled "Decibel", "She Likes Rock 'n' Roll" and the blues-based title track. "Stormy May Day" is interesting in that it has Angus Young doing some slide guitar, and "Anything Goes" almost has a Bryan Adams feel to it - which does not fit Brian Johnson's vocal style that well - but, hey, at least they tried.

"Black Ice" really is a great hard rock album, which I enjoy listening to - it also takes me back a bit to the Bon Scott era albums which are similar in sound. If you like hard rock and blues rock, you'll like "Black Ice".
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