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Glyder

10 May 2006 | Format: MP3
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By James VINE VOICE on 17 May 2006
Format: Audio CD
It's been 23 years since the release of the last THIN LIZZY studio album. Well, there's no need to wait any longer, GLYDER have arrived and these Irish boys are vowing to bring that classic LIZZY sound right up to date.

GLYDER's background unsurprisingly lies in the Irish rock covers scene where they have been earning a buck or two paying homage to a number of classic rock legends, playing professionally since their teens. This self-titled record is their debut and an attempt to prove they are capable of succeeding at a higher level.

Album opener 'Colour of Money' kicks the proceedings straight into action. A great punchy song boasting the first of many THIN LIZZY esque guitar harmonies scattered across the album, stamping an instant Irish rock signature.

Second track 'PUP' opens with brilliant harmonies, and along with 'She's Got It' continues the upbeat start to the album. It takes just these first three tracks to highlight the musical ability GLYDER possess and you know its time to pour yourself a glass of Guinness and prepare yourself for a great musical ride.

Next up is 'Saving Face' boasting an excellent lead riff instantly making it one of the album's heavier moments. A great song and sure to be one that will impress in the live set.

The most radio-friendly tune is 'Stargazer'. No, not a RAINBOW cover but a groovy, melodic and simply majestic song that would feel at home on either Radio 1 or Radio 2, making it a prime candidate for success, and a possible door opener for many a music fan.

The dual guitar team of Bat Kinane and Pete Fisher firmly leave their mark on the album. Their playing is impeccable and each harmony just gets better without ever becoming tiresome....Gorham, Robinson...eat your heart out!
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This is a fine album and an excellent debut which bodes very well for the future, Its certainly not Heavy Metal but this album seems to have that big metallic guitar and drum sound yet the vocals are more mainstream rock, reminding me of Lynott, hendrix, the doors etc

Glyder know how to write seriously catchy riffs and while doing so never neglect the art of songwriting.

The lyrics are intelligent and show the band has a lot of depth and can write great songs including the super catchy "Stargazer" and "Neutral Coloured Life" The band deal with modern contermorary themes including reality TV on "PUP" and street crime in the USA on "Colour Of Money" . The subject of war from a soldiers perspective is heard on "Die Or Dance" and there are some simple rock n roll themes with "Shes got It" and "Takin Off".

Im new to this band and would love to see these guys live. I recommend this album to anyone who is a fan of Classic Rock and anyone else that likes to rock out. In this day of indie jangly guitar style bands and manufactured pop this is a real treat. Maybe they are the saviours of Irish Rock? This is a band I can see making it huge as they seem to appeal to the older Classic Rock fans and the younger generation.
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This is good.

It's dynamic, unpretentious in your face rock with a capital RRRRRROCK. Most surprising of all is just how contemporary it sounds. Tracks like 'PUP' (Pretty Useless People) 'Stargazer' and my favoutite, the strident 'You won't bring me down' are almost timeless in their classic appeal.

Sure it reeks of Thin Lizzy, both the vocals and guitar lines bring back fond memories of Lynott and co., but Glyder are no pale imitation or sub standard covers band, they're the real thing. Heartfelt, passionate and headbanging.

If you liked Lizzy, Glyder will be like the second coming.
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If you are concerned about the comparisons to Thin Lizzy in the other reviews here, don't be! Thin Lizzy is named as an influence by each of the band members (and why the hell not, Phil Lynott's legacy is huge), but Irish rockers Glyder are no pale Lizzy imitation nor are they a Lizzy tribute band.

Their sheer power and talent shines right through on this their debut CD, produced by noted rock producer Chris Tsangarides . Glyder stand firmly on their own two feet and nod respectively to da Lizzy's with their own brand of dual harmony guitar work.

The songs are accessible, yet rock ya socks off!

The Lizzy link is undeniable but don't be fooled, Glyder are their own band, great tunes and blistering power.

Think of them as taking Thin Lizzy to the next chapter for the 21st Century.

The crown has been passed!
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Just saw them supporting Thunder - and they were superb. No pretentions, no melodrama, just great guitar rock... Bought the album there and then
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