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Airbourne – Boneshaker (Review)

Airbourne - Boneshaker

Artist: Airbourne
Album: Boneshaker
Genre: Hard Rock \ Metal
Label: Spinefarm Records
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Review by: Bobby Caughron



Airbourne has returned with another spectacular album, filled with the sweaty, alcohol-soaked sound that we’ve all come to expect.  If you’re not familiar with Airbourne, where the hell have you been?  These Aussie guys don’t mess around and get right to the point with this straight-forward rock album called “Boneshaker”.  Although people often compare their sound to that of another Australian band, AC/DC, Airbourne have been doing this long enough to claim their own stake in the rock-n’ roll game.  Make no mistake, “Boneshaker” is a top-notch, nitro-fueled rock n’ roll rollercoaster ride from the opening riff.  This is exactly what I want from a rock band.  Not only is this album a blazing good time, but it’s also well-executed by a band of great musicians.

If you’re already a fan of the band, one listen to “Boneshaker” will seriously make your day.  Every song included is fantastic.  Nowhere on the entire album, do you ever feel like the band is just putting their time with filler songs.  “Boneshaker” is superb from beginning to end. If you’re going to compare them to Australian bands, you might as well throw in the raw, gritty energy of “Rose Tattoo” as well.  I mean just look at the song titles….”Sex To Go, Blood In The Water, Switchblade Angel and Rock N’ Roll For Life”.  This album is practically filled with more street-level than grit than Motley Crue’s “The Dirt”.  Airbourne does what they do best, time and time again.  No reason to change their sound drastically or bend to current trends.  This is what Rock N’ Roll is all about.

Track Listing:

01 Boneshaker 3:30
02 Burnout The Nitro 3:32
03 This Is Our City 3:05
04 Sex To Go 2:35
05 Backseat Boogie 3:23
06 Blood In The Water 2:23
07 She Gives Me Hell 2:48
08 Switchblade Angel 2:06
09 Weapon Of War 4:38
10 Rock ‘N’ Roll For Life 2:40

Band Members:

– Joel O’Keeffe – vocals/lead guitar
– Matt “Harri” Harrison – guitar
– Justin Street – bass
– Ryan O’Keeffe – drums

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