Tyrannosaurus Nebulous // Tyrant Lizard King // Album Review


Tyrannosaurus Nebulous’ debut album is due out on the 25th of March and it is amazing, hard to believe that it is their first full-length album as it sounds so crisp and polished while still managing to sound like an old school hard rock band.

Over the course of the album you can hear the band’s influences from AC/DC to Thin Lizzy, and all in between, each track is created to give you the full foot-stomping headbanging experience, and it works to full effect. Opening track “Get Some” and the follow up “Underdog” are both testament to that, packed with crunching riffs, thumping bass lines and a kicking drum beat providing a perfect backdrop for Matt Darby’s smooth vocals. “Lead Foot” comes roaring in full throttle, maximum riffage backed up by a crushing drum beat, Darby gives it his all with some cool vocals, channelling his inner Bon Scott, this track goes off big time. Following hot on its heels is “Hate You” a bluesy affair that trundles along nicely with some clean riffs and easy drumming till the midway point whereupon it busts out into an uptempo rocker that pounds away, a killer solo thrown in adds that little extra before it drops back to a funky bluesy beat, a great track. There is a serious case of nostalgia with “Deal With My Evil” for me as it reminds me of when I first heard Lizzy, the galloping guitars and their tone, the bass, drums, the whole shebang just brought me back, this is a cracking track and in my humble opinion the best one on the album, oh and by the way Darby slays it on the vocals again. “Raw Deal” opens with a seriously thick bassline that drives the track, heavy riffs and snappy drums give it an extra bit of umph, the groove on this track will get you big time add some silky vocals to the mix and you got one hell of a track. “Auto Pilot” much like its predecessor is a bass-heavy groovy melodic monster with a nice kick, another great track. “Magnetar” sees Darby raise his vocals an octave or two, which is an unexpected but nice change of pace, backed up by some great guitar work, including a ripper solo, and pounding drums: this just highlights how talented the band are collectively.

“TLK I” kicks off the home stretch of the album with heavy riffs, crashing drums and buzzing bass, Darby strained vocals are epic, the song runs out with a strummed acoustic, which leads into “TLK II” another Lizzy inspired track that absolutely smashes it out of the park with a cool drum beat, cutting riffs and booming bass, just awesome. The last official track “TLK III” is a grinding riff monster as Darby lays it on thick with hushed snarly type vocals, the guitars are off the chain, as they are throughout the album, and the drums batter along at a fair pace, a kicking tune. There is a bonus track “Never Gonna Be” which is a power ballad and is an absolute cracker, going from calm to powerful and back again before a savage solo comes in over the top and just puts a massive exclamation point on it, a banging track to close the album out 

Packed with more hooks than a fish tackle shop this is hard rock at its finest!

Review: Conor

Tyrannosaurus Nebulous debut album,‘Tyrant Lizard King, will be released on Friday 25th March 2022 and is available for pre-order here.


1. Get Some

2. Underdog

3. Lead Foot

4. Hate You

5. Deal With My Evil

6. Raw Deal

7. Auto Pilot

8. Magnetar

9. TLK I: Extinction

10. TLK II: Retaliation

11. TLK III: Redemption

12. Never Gonna Be (Bonus Track)


Matt Darby – Lead vocals, Guitar

Paul Darby – Guitar

Lee Jenkins – Bass guitar

James Miles – Drums, lead & backing vocals



All songs written by Tyrannosaurus Nebulous
Artwork by Bill Hauser
Recorded at Magic Garden Studios UK
Produced by Gavin Monaghan
Engineered by Joseph Murray and Liam Radburn
Mixed by Joseph Murray
Programming and keyboards by Gavin Monaghan
Spoken word by Stefan Guttel and Foxglove


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