The Empire Strikes- Charm LP. Finland’s, The Empire Strikes, combine the past and present of rock ‘n roll into one righteous collection of anthemic soulful hard rockin’ tunes on their third full length 'Charm'. Opener "The End" is simply a brilliant, roaring down the highway, ear shreaddin’ ripper that recalls the Hellactopers in their hey day. They back it up with 11 more action packed diesel fueled RNR swingers that sound like a beerfueled mix of the Backyard Babies, Hellacopters, Thin Lizzy, Sonic's Rendevous Band, Bad Company and Slade. The guitars reign supreme on this album as they mix tempos and speeds with a favorable amount of success and utilizing the twin guitar attack the way it should be done. Another winner here from Finland’s finest. Import from Spain on Ghost Highway Recordings.