April 2, 2009
Street Legal :: Bite The Bullet
By The Atomic Chaser
After years of waiting, the highly anticipated return of Street Legal has arrived! Bjorn Borge and the boys unleash, 'Bite The Bullet', just in the nick of time! Just when the rock music scene needed a swift kick in the arse, Street Legal once again deliver the goods. Street Legal is now fueled and powered by Bjorn Boge on bass and vocals and his brother Oystein on drums, with Tore Ostby (formerly of Ark and Conception) and Rolf Bjorseth on guitars. "Bite the Bullet" is a true piece of Classic Rock" says singer and bassist Bjorn Boge. "Groovy. Bluesy. Very melodic. And lots of cool guitar stuff ! More "organic" than "Thunderdome" soundwise, but with lots of energy and passion. The album is loaded with guitar heavy, metal anthems as well as smooth blues tracks. Borge sounds a little like Phil Lynott, but that doesn't take away from his vocal talents. The songs are simple, memorable, and a blast to listen to. From the moment, "Loading Up" fires out of your speakers its obvious the band hasn't missed a beat. Just as strong and just as powerful. As they prove on tracks like, "Somebody Up There Likes Me", "Bite The Bullet" and "Trapped". There are really no weak tracks on this album. Bjorn and the boys even serve a suped up version of the Michael Sembello classic, "Maniac". Street Legal is all about bluesy hard rock and melodic heavy metal. Their debut release 'Thunderdome' is/was an overlooked gem. If you're into guitar driven hard rock this album is destined to rate in the top 10 of any music collection. A full metal jacket of 11 blistering tracks of hard rock fury that will shake your very foundation!The new release was produced by Bjorn Boge and mixed and mastered by Tommy Newton (Helloween, Victory, UFO). A definite contender for best hard rock album of 2009! Welcome back boys!