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Reviewed by - Matt Rowe

Black Gasoline
She Gave Us Magic

The first intriguing element about new band, Black Gasoline, is their name.  Black Gasoline is a 5-member band (from Wichita, KS) that has drunk deeply from the well of ‘70s riff metal.  If you remember Thin Lizzy, then the first song off their new album, She Gave Us Magic, will whisk you back to that time.  But Thin Lizzy is not the only fount that they drink from.  There is a clear taste of Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and other classic ‘70s boogie Rock outfits in this brew.

Black Gasoline uses the traditional instruments in the jet-powered way exclusive to those heavy riffing bands that sprung up like weed throughout the era of the ‘70s, especially the beginning to the middle of that decade.  With epic sounding songs like “The Boy Who Destroyed the World,” the 7-minute plus “A Ghost is the Highway,” and the cowbell-filled “Dirty White T-Shirt,” this band has provided an album’s worth of vintage heaviness.

If you like your music with more than a twist of a bygone era that touts Black Sabbath/Thin Lizzy/Deep Purple, and other like power-riff bands that provide the flow of blood to Black Gasoline, then you’re in the right place.  Head over to their MySpace page and get a listen for yourself.  But you’re better off snatching yourself a copy of She Gave Us Magic right away for the immediate thrill.

Release Date: 2007
Produced by: Black Gasoline
Format: CD

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