Finding shards of light in difficult places is a consistent thread. On Nervous, another hit-to-the-heart rocker, Chris sings, 'I feel worthless, introverted,' before gritting his teeth and adding, 'Come tomorrow, when I’m older, I will be somebody’s shoulder.' Elsewhere, on the infectious title-track and anthemic Who Are You, guitars bellow mayday as Chris ruminates on past torments. The songs are typically prescient, but while laden with fear, they’re nevertheless the sort of driving, rootsy rock we want and expect from this straight-talking and prodigiously gifted outfit.
The last six Black Stone Cherry albums have debuted at Number One on the UK Rock Albums Chart. It’s a mark of not just their great songwriting but of their relatable, everyman soul – and Screamin’ At The Sky hits as hard as anything they’ve ever done.
For fans of: Alter Bridge, Shinedown, Halestorm
Screamin’ At The Sky is released on September 29 via Mascot