(Review by Patrick De Sloover)

Bad Reputation Records have their talent scouts in the Northern part of Europe too, as they signed this Irish band Trucker Diablo who are ready for their second album in their career. It didn’t took long since their debut album ‘The Devil Rhythm’, but haste and urgency sometimes works in a positive way, with ‘Songs Of Iron’ as a final result. Trucker Diablo wrapped their 14 songs in a drawing of a lady with a bare belly and an appropriate tattoo on the bottom of the back. This catchphrase states :’Big Truck Keeps On Rolling’ and that’s exactly the message that this band wants to spread out.

Trucker Diablo have been on the road since their foundation in 2008, and the roads brought them to a lot of festivals (Download Festival, Hard Rock Festival, to name just a few). Last year, Trucker Diablo hit the road for about 40 shows, which included some key highlights. They played supporting slots of Anthrax, Black Stone Cherry, Foo Fighters, Terrorvision and Thin Lizzy! I guess that playing a lot live resulted in a tight composing, which you will hear on this album.

From the first track ‘Red Light On’, till the final track ‘I Wanna Party With You’, you will hear 12 other songs that will please you all the way. Influences of Trucker Diablo are AC/DC, a little Kiss, ZZ Top and last but not least Thin Lizzy. The third track is called ‘The Rebel’ and that might be slightly comparable with better songs of Nickelbag. If you want a visual option, there is a video of the track ‘Drive’ on You Tube!  It’s a long time since I listened to an album with only constant quality, and I guess that Trucker Diablo did it all the way! 

Nice pumping songs, a good production and songs that appeal to a lot of people, is what ‘Songs Of Iron’ stands for. So jump on board and be a part of the convoy and catch the big truck on tour in the U.S., Europe and U.K. in 2013. Order via:

My rating: 86 / 100


95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & classic ones… a direct purchase is advisable !


Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan


Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it


Between 70 and 89: Decent but better to take a preview first


Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate


Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard