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Street Legal – Bite the bullet [2009]

fbdbhdCountry Norway          Style Hard Rock

Rating 84/100

Band Members Bjorn Boge – Vocals, Bass, Oystein Boge – Drums, Rolf Bjorseth – Guitars, Tore Ostby- Guitars

Tracks 01. Loading Up (4:10), 02. Somebody Up There Likes Me (3:57), 03. Unconditional Love (4:07), 04. Warriors Of Genghis Khan (2:45), 05. Shadow In My Heart (5:15), 06. Bite The Bullet (3:46), 07. Starship Trooper (5:14), 08. Trapped (4:45), 09. The Battle Of Kringen (5:03), 10. Maniac (4:21), 11. Silent Tear (6:10)

Profile Street Legal consists of two veterans of the Norwegian rock scene. Bass player and lead singer Bjørn Boge (ex. Da Vinci, Evenrude) and his brother, drummer Øystein Boge (Stephen Ackles, Vestlandsfanden, Wig Wam), both share the same vision: to create the ultimate blend of energy and melody.  The group combines hard rock elements with straight-up blues. When all is said and done, Street Legal deliver a strong rock album.

“Loading Up” is anthemic with a blusey tinge. The album’s title track “Somebody Up There Likes Me” is a steady rocker with throaty melodic vocals. “Warriors Of Genghis Khan” jumps into European metal territory with monster riffage and pounding drums. The album’s title track “Bite the Bullet” is a smooth track with a hook laden chorus. “Trapped” delivers some of the best guitar licks since the days of 80s thrash. I hate to say it, but the bands best track is a cover tune. Street Legal pump up the energy and inject distorted guitars into Michael Sembello’s “Maniac.” If you don’t remember the artist, you’re sure to remember Jennifer Beals sitting in a chair, dumping a bucket of water on herself in the movie Flashdance.


By George Dionne

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