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Black River Drive - Quicksand Album Review

31 Oct 2014 // A review by Kerry Monaghan
Quicksand is Kiwi rockers Black River Drive’s most recent release. It’s a decent hit of hard driven riffs, melody and everything that made you like them in the first place. Now expanded to a five piece, the new album is a step up from their superb debut, Perfect Flaws.

Laden with riffs that take you by surprise, edgy and somewhat dark, there is something here for most rock fans. Although, if you think you’ll be hearing another dose of the brilliant, but somewhat over played song, Bullet For Your Gun you would be wrong - as distinct as Black River Drive’s sound is, they’ve taken a step back from catchy tunes with this album.

A couple of standout tracks like Quicksand and Straight For The Sun will get your full attention, while in all honesty, I found some of the other songs tended to blend into the background without a second thought. Nevertheless, this is proving to be a particularly strong album for Black River Drive, and I'm sure a lot of their fans will agree. So whether you dig them or not, check out this album - it's well worth the listen, and I see Black River Driver hanging around for a while yet.
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About Black River Drive

Black River Drive move effortlessly between razorblade rock riffs and moments of reflection. Rock and roll swagger couples with strong songwriting and a unique vocal style resulting in a band that is destined to make its mark. The band draws on influences as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, Ryan Adams, Queens of the Stone Age, Smashing Pumpkins and The Killers to create a hard hitting rock sound.

Their first single 'Everywhere' was recorded at York Street Studios in Sept 2008 with Greg Haver and Clint Murphy, with a video that is now playing on NZ music television.

The band is about to record single 2 with Greg Haver and Clint Murphy.

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Year: 2014
Type: Album
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Perfect Flaws
Year: 2010
Type: Album
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