1. Stomp
2. Agitators
3. One For The Rock
4. Rockwall
5. Waiting
6. Farewell
7. For Freedom And Friends
8. Julia
9. Draw The Line
10. Nazareth
11. Sparks
12. Rockers Rollin
13. Little Latin Lover

Michael Sommerhoff - guitars, vocals
Peter Wagner - guitars, vocals
Hans in't Zandt - drums, harmony vocals
Rudi Peeters - keys, harmony vocals
Marc Hermann - bass

Piledriver (1997)
Piles of Rock (2004)
Brothers in Boogie (2016)
The Boogie Brothers Live in Concert (2017)


Recording on this album performed by Michael Sommerhoff, Peter Wagner, Rudi Peeters & Stefan Kaufmann
Recorded, produced & mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio, Solingen, Germany
Mixed by Holger Thielbörger for Redhead Audio Productions
Artwork & Design by Thomas Ewerhard

Released 2018-10-12
Reviewed 2018-10-09


So, they have some of the worst people in the world on the wall that covers this album, pretty cool artwork despite the ugly people on the front. And they have a message against silly things like nationalism and for other silly things like peace, friendship, dialogue and those kinds of things. So they are a little bit political, unlike us at Hallowed who are completely apolitical but we can admit that the world would be better if the persons on the artwork were either dead or never born, especially Trump who might be the worst person in the world if you count both looks and political views. But lets look at the music instead of the political things – did you know that these guys started out as a Status Quo cover band? and those roots are still there as they have one Status Quo cover on this album, the twelfth track Rockers Rollin’.

Status Quo is a good reference for how these guys sound, those inspirations are clearly audible when listening to this new album. But they have a pretty own way of doing that kind of music so they don’t sound like they are just ripping off their heroes. The sound though classic boogie rock still has a pretty fresh and modern feel to it and the vocalist is pretty good as well. The production is good, as is the variation and the depth is decent as well, and they keep the album relatively short with thirteen tracks that will not feel too long for anyone who enjoys the boogie kind of rock music.

Certainly an enjoyable album with enjoyable songs like when I hear the opening track Stomp I kind of visualise how one of those idiots on the cover gets stomped down into some mud and drowns in it – that would be great by the way. Did I mention that said Stomp is a really good track? It certainly is but I think that the eighth track called Julia is my absolute favourite of this album and a highlight track whichever way you want to look at it. Add to that the sensation that it is the best album I have heard by the band and the only weakness I can see is that it ends less good than it begins and you will be able to tell that this is a very strong album – perhaps the strongest one by Piledriver to this date.

Therefore the only conclusion will have to be that it is a good and a recommended album, I certainly think that you ought to check this album out as it is really good and it is against nationalism – everything that is against such a stupid concept is a good thing. It may be some ugly faces on the Rockwall but if you climb over it and listen to the music it is a really enjoyable album that is well worth your time.






Label: Rockwall Records
Three similar bands: Status Quo/Foghat/Slade
Rating: HHHHHHH (5/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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