When you think of Irish hard rock music, your first thought undoubtedly goes to the great Thin Lizzy. Beyond Thin Lizzy, most hard rock music fans would be hard-pressed to find another Irish band to listen to on St. Patrick’s Day, but that’s only because they have yet to discover Million Dollar Reload, a “balls-out” hard rock band that hails from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
One listen to Million Dollar Reload’s anthemic, melodic “Bullets in the Sky” and hard rock fans will be instantly hooked. It isn’t every band that can write a feel-good song about the senseless act of war, but Million Dollar Reload has done so with flying colors. The song has a familiar sound to it as it captures elements from other bands in the genre, while still sounding original. If you’re a fan of Lynch Mob’s “No Bed of Roses” and “Cold Blood” by Kix, you are going to love “Bullets in the Sky.”
Much like modern-day hard rock acts Buckcherry and The Last Vegas, Million Dollar Reload masterfully bridges the gap between 80’s metal and today’s hard rock sound with “Bullets in the Sky.”
If you want to pay tribute to Irish hard rock music this St. Patrick’s Day, have some “Whisky in a Jar” with Thin Lizzy and then raise a pint of Guinness and crank up “Bullets in the Sky.”