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BELIEVER - Sanity Obscure
Rex Records




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This is complex thrash with lots of timechanges and crunchy guitars.This is thrash when it's at it's best! The musicians are all very technicaland really shreds. The lyrics tackles issues like drugs, pollution and the importance of choosing to follow Christ.


References: I can really recommend this album for all that like early Deliverance and early Vengeance Rising. Also If you like secular bands like Kreator this isdefinately something for you.


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BLOODGOOD - Out of the Darkness    
Retroactive Records


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Originally released 1989 this is Bloodgood's master piece and one of the best Heavy Metal albums ever!For years, I have longed for a reissue for it and finally it is now re-released. The whole album has been remastered which makes this classic sounding better than ever with a heavier sound and more punch in the drums. Together with all the tasty guitar solos and catchy hooks makes this an amazing album and a true Heavy Metal classic! To sum it up it is a mega classic both musically and lyrically and a must have for all fans of true Heavy Metal!


References: A True Heavy Metal classic that should not be missed in your collection!


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Website: http://www.bloodgoodband.com


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BLOODGOOD - Rock In A Hard Place    
Retroactive Records


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Bloodgood's third album was a good album already when it first was released in the 80s, but sound was very thin and something was missing.The reason to the thin sound was that when the album was recorded there were problems with the sound board. As a result almost no bass at all was recorded! But with modern technique this has now been corrected and there is now finally punch in the bass. With these improvements the tunes now finally can be enjoyed as they were supposed to from the beginning and the whole album has gone from being a good album to a great album.

Besides great music Bloodgood's lyrics have always been something extra.They have inspired me much as a Christian to get closer to Jesus. The essence of Bloodgood's lyrics is that Christ cares for us (even when we are feeling down), wants our bestand can change our lives for the better if we give Him the chance.


References: A must have for fans of Classic Metal with tasty guitar solos and hooks.


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Website: http://www.bloodgoodband.com


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BLOODGOOD - Bloodgood
Intense Millennium Records


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It's so great to see that more and more of these classic releases are remastered and rereleased!Bloodgood was one of the early Christian Metal bands. Back then however the band unfortunately lacked the funds to do a big production, but now with modern technique and remastering, their first release can now be enjoyed so much more. Compared to the original release the sound is fuller and more details can be heard.

Musically this is Classic Metal spiced up with some thrash influences in tracks like Black Snake and Anguish And Pain.Great guitarplay, plenty of hooks and Biblical lyrics makes this album a winner. Cool stuff! I give it 4 guitars.


References: A must-have for Bloodgood fans and everyone else that are into classic 80s metal.


Orderinfo: Check with the mailorder companys listed here


Website: http://www.bloodgoodband.com


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BLOODGOOD - To Germany With Love
Magdalene Records




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This album was recorded 1993 during Bloodgoods tour in Germany. Soon after the tour ended this cd was released in 1000 copies only and has since then been very hard to get. But now it has finally been rereleased! The cd has a total of over 70 minutes music with tunes from all their albums! From Anguish And Pain, Crucify and Seven to Let My People Go and All Stand Together. To say it short it's a good mix from all Bloodgoods cds. The music has the typical Bloodgood sound with nice guitarsolos and melodies that stays in your head and won't let go. Paul Jackson is a really good guitarplayer and he shreds on and on.

As usual when it comes to Bloodgood they have Christcentered lyrics and saids some good thoughtprovoking things between the tunes. The highlight to me is the last tune Seven which is encredible good. The production is good even if the drums sounds strange at some moments. As usual when it comes to collections like this I miss some of my fave's and some tunes that they included I wouldn't. But all in all a really enjoyable cd that I without a doubt can recommend to all Bloodgoodfreaks and everyone else that are into classic 80s metal. But you better buy it quick since it's limited to 2000 copies only!


References: A must-have for Bloodgood fans and everyone else that are into classic 80s metal.


Orderinfo: Check with the mailorder companys listed here


Website: http://www.bloodgoodband.com


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BLOOD-N-FIRE - Messiah
Independent Release




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Blood'n'fire is an american band and this is their 2nd release. While their first release sounded like a mix of Barren Cross and Precious Death, this release is more diverse and has more harmonies. Characteristic for Blood'n'fire's sound overall is that it's mostly groovy and melodic. The track Warfare reminds a lot of Bride (Snakes/Kinetic-era). One of the tunes is a cover of Petra's classic tune Judas Kiss. It's not as fast and heavy as One Bad Pig's version but it's still pretty cool. Favourite tunes are Jenny, Simple Prayer and Warfare. Lyrics are bold'n'clear and shows a lot of spiritual insight. The cover is a painting of Messiah (Jesus) that is crying over a world that's is hurting and has turned away from him.

On the negative side some tunes on this cd are way too slow and repetitive and makes me wanna hit the skip button. I want more harmonies and hooks from this band. They have the ability, they just need to show it more.

All in all this is a decent album that definately is a step forward in the right direction. If they do more melodic hooks and guitar solos, gets heavier, keep the groovy sound and speed up the tempo, future releases will be really interesting.


References: Check it out if you are into Barren Cross, Bride, Precious Death and other groovy bands.


Website: http://www.blood-n-fire.com


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BOANERGES - Senales Antes Del Fin
Boanerges Records




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Guitarmetal from Argentina isn't that common but here is a band that knows to handle their instruments well. Boanerges means Sons of Thunder and their guitars are truly flashing. The first real tune is repetitive and boring and they shouldn't had put it first on the album. But then it becomes better and the fourth and 7th tune are amazingly good! Wow, what a guitarplay, man!! The band has two guitarists and they totally shred. Carl-Johan Grimmark (Narnia), Rex Carrol (Whitecross), Yngwie and Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri) better watch up! Amazing leads is what this band delivers. And that is not all, they got a message behind it too. The lyrics are very biblical and thinkable. They are on spanish so you might have a problem to understand them, but the band was kind enough to translate them to english for me so now I know better what they are talking about. :-)

This band is really talented but they should let loose more and and don't be so complex. The songwriting can definately be more fluent and melodic. This is the only thing that keeps them back. But I'm sure they will improve this too, and if they do they will definately be as good as Narnia and Impellitteri. The guitarists are totally outstanding so with better songwriting this band will go to the top. If you love guitar solos you shouldn't miss this album.


References: A very promising album that fans of Narnia, Impellitteri, Stratovarios and Yngwie Malmsteen gladly will add to their collection.


Website: http://www.boanerges.com.ar


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BOANERGES - Más Allá del Umbral
Boanerges Records




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Finally after much waiting this talented band from Argentina releases some new material! Héroes en Soledad is the first tune on the disc and it's also the best. Would love to hear more tunes in this caliber. Great melodic metal with flashing guitars and a crunchy rhythm. Wow! Truly a fantastic track. La Gran Batalla follows next. A good tune as well with a crunchy rhythm. Castillo Fuerte is a short and beautiful track where the band sings a capella. Imperios y Reinos is next tune. It's not as catchy as the first two.

Lyrics are in spanish so you might have a problem to understand them but I think they flow well with the music so that's not a big problem, to me anyway.

As bonus track on this 5-track cd they have added a cover of Stryper's classic tune Soldiers Under Command. Musically it's good but Gabriela has some problems with singing in the english language. As a result the vocals aren't as fluent as they could be.As an extra bonus the band has added plenty of short videos from the studio as well as an amazing live video with the tune Héroes en Soledad.

On the negative side I found the cd too short. Would love to hear a new fullength cd. At times they also make their music too complicated, it's better if they incorporate more hooks/harmonies and write more direct. But all in all a cool release. I give a 3+. Boanerges is a very talented band and with more tunes in the same caliber of Héroes en Soledad next release can be a real masterpiece. Looking forward to next relase. Hasta La Vista Boanerges!


References: A good album that fans of Narnia, Impellitteri, Stratovarios and Yngwie Malmsteen gladly will add to their collection.


Website: http://www.boanerges.com.ar


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BODI HODGE - Evilution & A Candle In The Darkness
Independent Release

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These two hardrock cds are made by the one-man-band Bodi Hodge. Lyrics are great, Christcentered and very Biblical.The problem with the cds is the music. First of all, it doesn't sound tight. Secondly, production isreally bad. Thirdly, Bodi has problems with holding the tone when he sings. All these things togethermake it very hard for me to appreciate these two cds. What I would like Bodi to do is involve some othersin this project, spend more time arranging the tunes, take vocal lessons, spend much more time on the production and toincorporate much more hooks and harmonies.

Bodi has some work to do, but he has the right focus, so that's a good start. I wish him good luck.


References: Fans of 80s hardrock/metal may give this a try.


Website: http://www.geocities.com/bodi_wan/


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BRIDE - Snakes In The Playground
Golden Hill




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Thought it was about time to review this classic cd since many (me included) consider this album to be Bride's best. Bride has changed their sound a lot so you may be surprised when you hear this cd. Cause what we have here is quality groovy Hardrock/Metal reminding of Guns'n'Roses but much much better! Dale has a great raspy screamy metal voice that fits perfect to this kind of music. His screamy vocals and the groovy music makes this to a real metalfeast. The only weak tracks on this cd are Picture Perfect and Love, Money. The rest just shreds! This is truly Bride at their best. My favourite tracks are Rattlesnake, Psychedelic Super Jesus, Don't Use Me and the beautiful ballad I Miss The Rain. Lyrically Bride talks about problems in the society and about people that have a hard time. But they are not focusing on the problems but on the solution which is Jesus Christ.


References: Fans of groovy hardrock/metal a la Guns'n'Roses are gonna drool when they hear this cd!


Website: http://www.bridepub.com


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BRIDE - Live at Cornerstone 2001
Millenium Records




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Bride fans look here! Last Summer this classic band returned to their metalroots (finally!) for a gig at Cornerstone. And the great news is that they also recorded this gig on this cd. Yes! So now we can all enjoy their classic metal tunes again! Dale screams just like he did on the early albums. Finally we can once again enjoy tunes like Hell No, Until The End We Rock, First Will Be Last, Fool Me Once and more... Finally Bride do what they do best again and that's METAL! The quality is really good on the recording, almost like studio quality, which makes the tunes even more enjoyable.

As bonus tracks on the cd they have added some hardrock versions of tunes like Amazing Grace and I Have Decided. These versions are really cool even though I would rather have heard more of their own classic tunes. That's one of my very few complaints about this cd. I also miss a few of my favourite Bride tunes but as always you can't get everything. Personal fave's on the cd are Until The End We Rock and First Will Be Last. To sum it up, this is a very good cd that I highly can recommend, so if you like Bride's early material you should definately get it, while it's still available. You better be quick since the cd is limited to 1500-2000 copies only...


References: Bride fans gonna eat this up! Especially if you are into their early material.


Website: http://www.bridepub.com


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