The Black Space Riders carry the Space in their name, but on their new work "D:Rei" - the third album - the quintet only glides through the space of human depth. With the spacerock Hawkwindscher coinage the Münsteraner have only the powerful, driving rhythms in common. Otherwise their 13 new tracks offer sovereign and creative heavy rock. Black Space Riders know how this works: The grooves are a big hit, no matter if it's fast or slow. The reefs are not only biting, but also have a high recognition value. There is actually no weak point on the album: "Stare At The Water" or "Temper Is Rising" are hard rock as it has to be. There are also some surprises: "Leave" is hypnotic New Artrock, "Space Angel" pays homage to Stonerrock and "Letter To A Young One" is Independent. Quiet psych passages, exciting intros, several attractive melodies and variable vocals (sometimes growls, sometimes alienated, sometimes charmingly brittle) make "D:Rei" a round thing. Compliments.
Top track: Major Tom Waits