Country: UK
Title: In The Eye Of The Storm
Label: W.A.R. Productions
Year: 2019
Style: Heavy Metal

Featuring Dave Nuttall (drums / vocals, ex-Toy Dolls), Matt Lambourne (bass, ex-Solomon Groove) and Rich Davenport (vocals / guitar, ex-See Red, Atomkraft), Black Sheets of Rain (BSOR) are quite a newcomer on the scene and here's their debut EP, a 6 tracks effort clocking a bit over 20 minutes of playing time. We're dealing with a mix of Black Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest, so a '70's meets '80's type of Heavy Doom Metal band with classy compositions and fine production that although it sounds polished to the max it still kept that rawness of those years so that things sound genuine (just listen to the drums and guitars on Force of Habit). There's a lot to enjoy on this EP, each track has its own identity and there's even a special guest on one of them (on No Rest), Tony Dolan of Venom Inc/ Atomkraft; if they would have replaced the very Am I Evil-like guitar riffs with anything else the track would have been a true gem. Anyway, all in all BSOR's debut sounds like a breath of fresh air, it's old-school to the bone yet served in a more Metal form than I would have initially thought, NWOBHM fans will definitely have a new band to enjoy and follow from now on, hopefully they'll followup with a full-length album soon, this EP is so enjoyable you'll feel sorry it's that short. 
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10