Sunday, July 9, 2017


by Hard Driver
(Grooveyard Records)

If you're into power blues rock trios, you are going to want check out Hard Driver from Greece. The trio's debut release, 'Freedom Machine' is a powerhouse of a recording that is loaded with riffs and solos that jump out at from start to finish. Hard Driver is comprised of Stavros Papadopoulos on guitar & vocals and the powerful rhythm section of Jim Petridis on bass and Chris Lagios on drums. I can't even explain all the levels this album appeal on. Virtuoso playing that is modern but with an appealing retro vibe. Solid vocals and a lot of emotion all around. On first listen, it blew me away and have been surprised time and again with repeated listenings.  Hendrix, Zeppelin, Cream, Trower, the very best of 60's and 70's rock have been channeled via these talented gentlemen. Highlights include; "Freedom Machine", "Ride To Live" "Mojo Man", "Electric Ride" and "Price To Pay". There's maybe some songs that are more appealing than others, but I didn't feel that any were just filler. Seriously, if you've been praying for unadulterated good ol' fashion hard rock, with plenty of guitar welding, chest pounding drums, and wicked bass, check out, Hard Driver's 'Freedom Machine', this bad boy delivers the goods in spades!
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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