Revival Black

'Step In Line' Album Review

Revival Black are a classic sounding hard rock band, striking out of the cultural heartland that is Liverpool, England.

They are signed to management agency, TMR and plan a sonic incursion on the public with their forthcoming 10 song debut album  'Step In Line', released on Friday 11th October.


With their own brand of honest rock n roll, drawing upon the classic sound of the 70’s with a strong foothold in the modern day, Revival Black have firmly planted themselves within `The New Wave of Classic Rock`.


They recently closed the HRH Road Trip festival in Ibiza. Opened up the inaugural Call Of The Wild Festival. Were Top 3 finalists in the Virgin Music ‘Manchester to LA’ competition and now TNT Wrestling have adopted, 'Hold Me Down' as their official event anthem.


'All I Wanna Do' brings the pace back up to a funky hard and heavy level, again with some ball busting solos, before 'Hold Me Down', which is another wonderfully executed and heavier track.

'Silverline' has an almost Quo vibe with the guitar work, and again has that classic rock sound.

'The River' is the penultimate track and hits us with slide and power before vocally we are taken on an almost southern rock journey in the style of Black Stone Cherry, before we end with the title track 'Step In Line' which is another powerhouse of a track that will leave you desperate to see these guys live, of that I have no doubt.

Track list:-

1. 'Wide Awake'

2. 'So Alive'

3. 'Give You The World'

4. 'No Secrets, No Lies'

5. 'Midnight Oil'

6. 'All I Wanna Do'

7. 'Hold Me Down'

8. 'Silverline'

9. 'The River'

10. 'Step In Line'

'Step In Line' is an excellent debut album from a very good group of musicians who play dirty and heavy rock n roll. From track one to track ten you are taken on a thrill ride. This is an album that if you like your modern rock on the heavier side then this is a must have purchase on October 11th when released.

TFM gives 'Step In Line' 4/5, well worth adding to your collection.


Revival Black are Dan Byrne - vocals, Alan Rimmer - lead guitar, Adam Kerbache - rhythm guitar, Jamie Hayward - bass guitar, Ash Janes - drums.

We start this debut album with a track called 'Wide Awake', which hits you full in the face with its guitar driven start before we are taken on a wonderful dirty bluesy ride that really does kick the album off in style.

Next up is 'So Alive', which is a heavy and hard hitting track that will have that head bobbing and feet tapping in no time at all with its relentless attack. 'Give You The World' doesn't slow down at all, instead it drives hard and again just keeps hitting you full on, before 'No Secrets, No Lies', which is just a timeless rock n roll masterclass of excellent vocals and musicianship.

 'Midnight Oil' is a slower blues stained track that is just nasty.