Power of Metal.dk Review

Black Bull
Rock All Night
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 14 June, 2013
Playing time: 59:23

Dusty garage hard rock with a female singer is what the Czech band Black Bull delivers on their debut album 'Rock All Night'. Lucie Roubickova is the vocalist and she sounds quite similar to Doro. Lucie is the main reason why I let this disc spin over and over again, because the songs are pretty simple crafted and sound very straight forward, without any technical surprises.

The songs are melodic and there are some gems here and there like the heavy and dusty and very Doro-ish song "Dirty Game", which must be a live favourite, because it took me no-time to start singing along with the chorus, there is a nice guitar solo in that track too. The title song "Rock All Night" is also worth some attention.

The dark and thrashy "Wrong" is a nice break of the a bit dull middle part of the disc and when the nice song "Ritual" hooks in, I have to give the album some extra points. The closing song is the best track on the album, anyway in my ears. The acoustic version of 'Rape Me Back' is a emotional and strong song that I'll keep in my iPod for long time.

So my overall impression is an OK, nothing more. A mainstream rock band with potential to develop if they find their own style and proceeds with what they started. This was a bit sprawling and uneven.

If you like Doro, Girlschool or Sister Sin, this is something you should check out.

Lucie Roubickova - vocals
Otto Kokstein - bass
Filip Simbera - guitar
Svatopluk Sutera - drums

01. Newport Boulevard
Dirty Game
Danger Zone
Rock All Night
Rape Me Back
Seven Seas Apart
10. Red Wolf
11. Rape Me Back
Label: SAOL/H'Art/Zebralution
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 84/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 4 June, 2013
Website: www.blackbullrock.com