Riot Horse – Cold Hearted Woman (CD)

Metalville Records (Sweden)

Swedish Riot Horse follow their debut “This Is Who We Are” with another slab of southern style retro hard rock. The title track opens the album with an outstanding punchy and powerful Led Zeppelin goes Texas heavy rocker. There are a couple of songs in this vein, but overall this album is more diverse than the debut. Includes several slower, more bluesy and dynamic tracks that set this album apart from the debut and many others in this genre. A song like “Shadows of the Moon” starts as a heavy Led Zeppelin number, but disappears into a 70s soft proggy haze, briefly returning to the Bonham stomping chorus. Different and cool! “Damned Whisky” on the other hand, reminds me a bit of Rival Sons, but with a more southern rock style to it. All in all good, and quite different follow-up

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By Janne Stark

I'm a Swedish guitarist, writer, and record collector. I've recorded a bunch of albums/C.D.s with bands like OVERDRIVE, LOCOMOTIVE BREATH, BALLS, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, ZELLO, PLANET ALLIANCE, plus made guest appearances on stuff by NARNIA, AUDIOVISION, CHRIS CATENA, FAITH, BLINDED COLONY, THALAMUS, M.O.B., TOWER OF STONE, VII GATES, etc. I'm currently involved in the following bands/projects: GRAND DESIGN, MOUNTAIN OF POWER, OVERDRIVE, ZOOM CLUB, and CONSTANCIA. I've been writing for magazines like FUZZ, Backstage, Kool Kat News, Hard Roxx, Sweden Rock Magazine, etc. I still write for, and, plus I'm the author of the three volumes of "The Encyclopedia of Swedish Hard Rock And Heavy Metal"! I have a lovely wife, two crazy cats and two beautiful daughters.