CD review GALACTIC SUPERLORDS ‘Freight Train’

With a cornerstone ceremony in 2014 one can’t be look at as being a newcomer. Cologne-base Galactic Superlords are a band that had its foundation six years ago and therefor they are more of established outfit than being the newcomer. Although being in business for such a long time the guys are still more of an insider-tip rather than being known in a wider context and their new album might change things a little bit.

Galactic Superlords are into rock music, inspired by the ’70s and ’80s. Also traditional heavy metal is what shimmers through ones in a while, making their newest delivery ‘Freight Train’ to an interesting release for fans of well-crafted rock music.

Bands like Blues Pills, Imperial State Electric and Dead Lord , they all shouldn’t be new to the quintet from Cologne since their songs sound like a melange of the mentioned bands. Not to forget some Thin Lizzy sparkle being part of the mix too. A great asset of Galactic Superlords is the voice of singer Katharina Held. There is a lot of power that comes with her way of singing while she never loses control over her voice.

Having a look into the songs of the new album ‘Freight Train’ brings a few unpolished diamonds to surface. The album begins with the rocking title track that sets the tone in a good fashion. ‘Wrath’, with the thundering riffing, is another highlight on this record before ‘Leviathan’ shows in parts the soulful and calmer aspect of Galactic Superlords. And there is galloping ‘To Hell and Back’, being another song that’s equipped with a lot of rock’n’roll spirit.

Galactic Superlords is certainly a band to keep on the rock’n’roll radar. There sophomore longplayer ‘Freight Train’ showcases a band that is capable of writing grooving and warm-hearted rock songs with a retro vibe. It’s the spirit that counts and ‘Freight Train’ shows that these guys have the potential to grow even stronger over the coming years. The cornerstone is set.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. Freight Train
  2. Piece of Me
  3. Wrath
  4. Leviathan
  5. To Hell and Back
  6. Gunslinger
  7. Rain
  8. Titans and Gods

Label: Rock Freaks Records

Genre: Classic Rock

Release Date EU: October 9th, 2020

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