Clash of the Titans: Black Star Riders’ ‘Finest Hour’ vs. Revolution Saints’ ‘Back on My Trail’
We ask you to choose between a lot of classic cuts in Clash of the Titans, but for this edition, we're mixing things up, and tossing a pair of brand new songs into the ring.
In one corner, we have "Finest Hour," the latest single from Black Star Riders. Arriving alongside the band's just-released The Killer Instinct album, it continues an unexpected second chapter for the members of Thin Lizzy who opted to retire the band name and continue on as a brand new group. Killer follows their debut album, 2013's All Hell Breaks Loose, and finds the Riders working with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, whose previous credits include Rush and the Foo Fighters.
In the other corner, we have "Back on My Trail," a cut from the upcoming self-titled debut due from Revolution Saints, out this week. Featuring Journey's Deen Castronovo on drums and vocals, ex-Whitesnake member Doug Aldrich on guitar and Night Ranger's Jack Blades on bass, the band came together after years of prodding from Frontiers Records chief Serafino Perugino — and while the Revolution Saints album was largely written by producer Alessandro Del Vecchio, it could lead into something more permanent for the trio. "We’re going to sit down in a room and write as a band — me, Jack and Doug. That’s a huge thing. I know Doug is an amazing songwriter and of course, Jack’s legendary, and I’m just going to ride on their coattails,” Castronovo told Ultimate Classic Rock. “I just think we should all get together. And we all agree, let’s get together and be a band and write the way that we write."
So which new song gets your vote in this Clash of the Titans? You can cast your ballot once every hour between now and 11:59PM ET on March 1. Check out both songs below.
Listen to Black Star Riders' "Finest Hour"
Listen to Revolution Saints' "Back on My Trail"
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