It has been more than 20 years since the last BLOODGOOD album, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from it. Would it be fast and powerful like the earlier Detonation metal era, or more like the later and (more) commercial All Stand Together hard rock era? What would Oz Fox bring to the mix – will it have any hints of the Stryper sound? The questions bounced through my mind. Well, I would describe it as very much full-on BLOODGOOD, mixing in some of the best of all previous releases. Metal lovers should be happier that, overall, this album would fall on the heavier side, but not so much on the faster-paced side of some older tracks. Production is top notch, making every instrument shine (and no, it does not hint of Stryper at all). The sound is not at all thin like some of the older albums tended to feel; it packs a low-end punch, giving it a massive feel in comparison. Les still has the pipes to pull this off, and the band has lost nothing in the skills department. I feel this may be one of their heavier offerings, mainly because of the ultra-chunky riffs layered with the mega-heavy bottom end of the bass. A most worthy addition to the BLOODGOOD catalog, which includes the fun and metallic cover of The Beatles’ “The Word.”
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