Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6742
Comments: 16305
Ratings: 4352
Forum Posts: 21544
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2008 Articles » Blood Of The Sun - 2008 Death Ride
 
Blood Of The Sun - 2008 Death Ride



ARTIST: Blood Of The Sun
ALBUM: Death Ride
LABEL: Brainticket Records
SERIAL: -
YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Derek St Holmes - vocals * Ty Tomkins - lead guitar * Eric Schmidt - rhythm guitar * Dave Gryder - hammond organ * Miguel Veliz - bass * Henry Vasquez - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 One More For The Ride * 02 Death Ride * 03 Edge Of The Sky * 04 Shine * 05 Rise From The Undergrouns * 06 The Witchin' Hour * 07 Bad Love * 08 Keep Going * 09 Rock And Roll Machine

RATING:

WEBLINKS: www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Of-The-Sun/195026150602951


Background
This is the Texans third offering, again released by Brainticket Records back in 2008. The biggest and best surprise in this CD is guest vocalist, Derek St Holmes. I take it that Mr St Holmes does not need an introduction on this site, as I am guessing everyone knows only to well his credentials. Blood Of The Sun play classic hard prog/rock with a fantastic Hammond Organ, courtesy of Dave Gryder who previously played with Prog band Covenent. If you like your classic Deep Purple then Blood Of The Sun are their bastard sons.


The Songs
The CD kicks of with 'One More For The Ride', 5 minutes and 11 seconds of a full-on guitar and Hammond organ assault. There is no let up when these guys get going. Following on from this we have the tittle track 'Death Ride' with Derek's vocals reminding me of St Paradise, this song really asserts itself, in fact the whole CD just pounds along in all its beauty and power. The whole CD is built around Dave Gryers Hammond and Ty Tomkins guitar work. We have 'Edge Of The Sky', 'Rise From The Underground' and a storming version of Lucifer's Friend's 'Keep Going'. 'Bad Love' reminds me of some early Pat Travers with its intro and arrangement.


In Summary
This is a pedal to the floor CD, that does not let the listen catch their breath; there are no slow tempo songs on this bad boy. Derek's vocals only enhance this band and take it to another level. The volume control on your amp should be turned up to the maximum level and let the power wash over you. Fans of Deep Purple, Niacin and Atomic Rooster should be advised to check out this band. They have a new CD released last year called 'Burning On The Wings Of Desire' and with special guest appearance from fellow Texans Rusty Burns and John O'Daniel from Point Blank.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
This article has been tagged
 
Comments
#1 | sabace on May 01 2013 13:29:00
yea this is excellent - although Mr St Holmes was under used!
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 100% [1 Vote]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Kayak - 1977 Starlight Dancer, Starchild - 1978 Children Of The Stars, Sweet Comfort Band - 1981 Hearts Of Fire, State Cows - 2010 State Cows, ZZ Top - 2012 Texicali [EP], Nantucket - 1985 V, Blind Alley - 2007 Destination Destiny, Alkemyst - 2003 Interview with Arnaud Menard, Dollar - 1982 The Dollar Album, April Wine - 1974 Live, Adams, Bryan - 1984 Reckless, Strangeways - 1994 And The Horse, Bullet Boys - 2009 10c Billionaire, Astral Doors - 2010 Requiem Of Time, The Association - 1972 Waterbeds In Trinidad!
Tags©
Rock Candy Records Krokus Charming Grace Rock Candy Records Strangeways Stealer Bliss Band Paul Bliss Exhibit A Tim Feehan Starcastle Circus Maximus Dalton Elyte Nervus Rex Kerri Anderson Lee Aaron Royal Court Of China Best Of 2008 Amaranthe Big Talk Sturm Und Drang Air Supply Last Autumns Dream Far Too Jones Pierce Arrow Smashed Gladys Wounded Bird Rock Candy Records Kansas Fist (Canada) Everest Windfall Sunrise Hudson And Ford
All Tags
Search DDG