Sunday, September 6, 2009

Death Ride

Last week I posted In Blood We Rock from Blood Of The Sun. As comment I got the suggestion from Zodiac Lung to post Death Ride. So I do now. Death Ride is the third album of Blood Of The Sun. Enjoy!

Some bands can't record ordinary or boring albums and the Texans BLOOD OF THE SUN definitely belong to such musicians. 'Death Ride' is their third record, again released through Brainticket Records in 2008 and once again there have been some changes in the line-up. Rhythm guitarist Rich Hurley has been replaced by Eric Schmidt, who's also in Mitra, but the biggest surprise is new entrant Derek St. Holmes, the former singer and rhythm guitarist for Ted Nugent and St. Paradise. Classic songs like 'Stranglehold', 'Cat Scratch Fever' or 'Stormtroopin' wouldn't be so unmistakable without his vocals and he also suits perfectly to the heavy organ-driven sound of BLOOD OF THE SUN. The musical changes keep within a limit, tough in comparison to the previous records 'Death Ride' is in places more funky. That's alright for me, particularly because the entire sound didn't lose anything from its striking heaviness.
'Rise from the Underground' for example is so fat and heavy that it always gives me a goosebumps. Drummer Henry Vasquez is singing this song as well as 'Shine', who knows to convince as he did on the second record 'In Blood We Rock'. The interaction between all musicians is simply perfect and everyone manage to set a course, whereas organist/pianist Dave Grynder's diversified playing is adding the ulimate cut to this thunderous sound. 'Death Ride' is engrained in the 70's, but it never sounds outmoded or antiquated. It's supersaturated with energy and power from the first to the last song. Marvelous! This time BLOOD OF THE SUN have recorded a cover version of Lucifer's Friend's 'Keep Going', which is from their first album. It's redundant to mention that the execution is superb. For me personal this is one of the best albums of 2008 and meanwhile BLOOD OF THE SUN have demonstrated that they are an exceptional band, who rule every stage, too. What for a killer album!

(From Cosmic Lava)

Blood Of The Sun - Death Ride (2008)


No Title said...

Bood of the sun : never heard of them before. i'm listening NOW the CD : just amazing !!!!!!Thank god such BANDS still exist . Buy the cds , make them known. We need such Rock n Roll bands .
THANK YOU for this discovering

Saurabh said...

Great Stuff. Keep adding.


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