Monday, June 29, 2015


by Screaming Eagles
(Off Yer Rocka Recordings)

The highly anticipated follow-up to the Screaming Eagles barnstorming debut, 'From The Flames', does not disappoint. It should also come as no surprise to anyone that, 'Stand Up And Be Counted' picks up where their debut left off.  After all, these Irish rockers set out their stall in considerable style.  The band is comprised of, Chris Fry on vocals, Adrian McAleenan on guitars, Ryan Lilly on bass and Kyle Cruikshank on drums. In the world of hard rock originality is not particularly prized. The real treasure lies in forging a fistful of hard rocking songs and turning them into glorious, mind-blowing, max-volume gold. It’s harder than it sounds, but these lads have it down. Much like their debut first this album is still very riff based with plenty of guitar solos, heavy  and pure drums. Delivering cheap thrills with no questions asked, 'Stand Up And Be Counted' is an exuberant celebration of youthful verve, vitality and, inevitably, rebellion. 'Stand Up And Be Counted' is loaded with excellent fist pumping, foot stomping, head banging tracks on here, such as, "Ready For The Fall", the lead off single, "Save Me", the title track, the funked up swagger of, "Chase You Down" and foot stomping "Breakin' All The Rules'. If this album doesn't make you pound your feet on the floor, max out on the air guitar while standing on the coffee table, or get your hands punching the air, then you're either not alive, or from another planet! 'Stand Up And Be Counted' is an album well worth getting for any rock fan, from now or the 70's or anywhere in between. The Screaming Eagles are a  real breath of fresh air in the modern music world. Rock N Roll is most definitely still alive! - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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