Monster Truck - True Rockers album review

Monster Truck: Truly rocking or really shocking?

Monster Truck - True Rockers

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Monster Truck - True Rockers

1. True Rocker
2. Thundertruck
3. Evolution
4. Devil Don’t Care
5. Being Cool Is Over
6. Young City Heart
7. Undone
8. In My Own World
9. Denim Danger
10. Hurricane
11. The Howlin’

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Over the past few years, people have predicted that Monster Truck are one of the rising stars of a new era of southern style rock. 

Guess what? With True Rockers, the Canadians’ third album, they’ve bloody well risen! As soon as the title track opens up with a salvo of riffs which stink of petrol fumes, you know this is an album that’s going to be cranked into the red zone. 

So it proves, with vocalist Jon Harvey leading the foursome on a march through influences such as Humble Pie, the Allmans and Clutch. 

The snapping blues of Devil Don’t Care has a harmonica soaked authenticity, while Young City Hearts is guaranteed to be among the year’s most memorable anthems, and Hurricane has a bombastic boogie sway. 

True Rockers is a raucous, committed Truck trek.

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica (opens in new tab), published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009.