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Kings Of The Sun : Rock Til Ya Die

After a hiatus and a couple of lineup changes, Kings of the Sun are back with their ninth studio album, Rock Til Ya Die. Released last year, this album is classic Aussie rock’n’roll at its best, with powerful vocals, impressive guitar riffs and catchy melodies that will instantly leave you hooked.
 
Fire on the Mountain starts off with a bang, setting the tone for the rest of the album. Favourites are the groovy Switchblade Knife, which can easily get stuck in your head,and rock ballad Geronimo, which pays tribute to Indian heritage. Title track Rock Til Ya Die is another gem, and the album closes out nicely with acoustic number Tighten Your Grip, which showcases Kings of the Sun’s versatility. Clifford Hoad’s drumming is excellent, as is his lead vocals, which he took over from brother Jeff, who is no longer with the band. Hoad is also a powerful songwriter, which is evident throughout the album.
 
Clifford Hoad’s Kings of the Sun have created a polished, memorable rock album that will leave a lasting impression. Rock Til Ya Die needs to be heard and should quickly become a standout in your music collection.
 
BY ALI BIRNIE
 
Best Track: Switchblade Knife
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In A Word: Powerful