The next hard rock band to hit the music scene were back on stage with more than a thrill last night, at Birmingham’s O2 Academy in a gig set out by Forerunner Records, who have just recently released their first tracks to iTunes. Among other artists, the entire Glassbullet EP features on the compilation, with fan-favourites Misguided and Mind Reader.
Led by frontman Lewis Ward, Glassbullet’s set list featured their outstanding cover of Paranoid, originally by Birmingham rocker Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath. Ward’s powerful and distinct vocals are a perfect for the two guitars between himself and Ben Evans who’s solos bring each of the songs alive. Along with a melting underbelly of bass, provided by Tom Bushell, you can’t go wrong.
Talking of solos, it is impossible to talk about a Glassbullet gig without mentioning drummer Bradley Hopkins, who mid-set broke out into a fantastically constructed solo before the band performed Rise of the River.
The perfectly formed set kept the crowd alive, lifting the roof of the venue owned by Academy Music Group.
For any hard rock fans, of any age, Glassbullet are definitely a band to add to your playlists. If you don’t, you have to accept the fact that you’re missing out on potentially the future sound of hard rock.
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