Black Paisley are a quintet hailing from Stockholm, Sweden who have just released their follow up album to their highly acclaimed debut Late Bloomer released in 2017. The Perennials album is a great mix of classic Rock in the style of the 70’s and 80’s but with a modern spin.
It is rare that I get a band like Black Paisley to review, I have no idea why, but I do like a bit of diversity every now and then. Listening to Black Paisley’s Perennials is a breath of fresh air to me, as it is a lot different to what I would normally listen to. I am not saying that I don’t like mellow music, far from it. I hear a lot of influences from Deep Purple, AC/DC and Meat Loaf incorporated in their music, and I must say that I did used to follow these bands back in the 80’s and 90’s. Every track on this album has it’s own identity, which is a rare feat these days, from the powerful ballads such as Sometimes and Without You to the uptempo tracks like Step Back and Trying, there is quite literally something for every Rock fan on this album.
I must point out that the vocals are from another world! Stefan Blomqvis has such a powerful voice on this album, he kinda reminds me of Tony Martin’s albums when he was in Black Sabbath, but with an extra kick! Musically, Black Paisley have an incredible amount of talent amongst their ranks, some of the finest Keyboard work I have heard since Deep Purple’s Perfect Strangers, add to this the solid guitar work and the awesome rhythm section you have the perfect combination of one of the finest Rock Bands!
I know for a fact that Black Paisley will be a name to look out for as they are already gaining attention around the globe.