BRIDE - TSAR BOMBA
Metal To Infinity
whatever you think about me; I dare to say I have some knowledge about Heavy
Metal. Not that I contain all ‘know-how’ neither am I able to discuss about
every genre. Otherwise I am a big fan of the genre since the early eighties. I
have heard tons of bands and I listen to multiple genres, trying to stay open
minded in this wide ranged music style. On the other hand I admit that I hardly
listen to other music than Metal. The reason I’m saying this is because I find
it rather strange that I have never heard of Bride before! Even more bizarre is
the fact I read this is the band’s thirteenth album! I feel obliged to confess
that I am ignorant…
read a blog that this is the band’s last album, after 23 years. At least it
shows the fact that this isn’t a bunch of newbies and Bride makes this very
clear from the very beginning of “Tsar Bomba”. These guys know how to write
good songs, how to play awesome riffs, how they can seduce the listener. Bride
isn’t exactly a band that is trying to get labeled; therefore their music is
too wide ranged and often too unique. Of course they are influenced by other
Heavy Metal bands and for sure I can find similar sounding bands but first of
all Bride sounds as an exclusive band!
thing I’ve noticed is that Bride is a Christian band. Although I know plenty
of Christians bands I discover every day new unknown bands for whom the
Christian messages are very important, even a reason why they started the band.
Mostly these formations are American, same counts for Bride. I’ve noticed
before at some specialized websites that amongst these Christian groups there
are still superb bands to discover. It even seems this style, if we can consider
Christian Metal as a specific genre, has its own circuit.
wise I hear that Bride mixes tunes that ‘an sich’ are influenced by one or
another style, one or another band. Pearl Jam, Gun’s Roses, Psychotic Waltz,
Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Queen, U2,…to name a few and it proves how varied
Bride really is. In between they deliver some fantastic and original musical
performances; arrangements that will easily convince you how talented these
members really are! Not every song is equally good to me but that has everything
to do with my personal taste in music! “We are together” for example is a
very good Rock song but it isn’t in particular a track that takes me by the
throat. Nevertheless I think even this song owns its highlights and is fantastic
contains a very good guitar player and a singer with very strong lungs and very
enjoyable vocal sound. Bride is a band that will please a wide range of Rock and
Metal fans and therefore it seems strange I am so ignorant about them .
those acoustic intermezzo’s are awesome! But believe me if I say those fast
fingered guitar solos, weaved with plenty of emotional pulls at the strings, are
fascinating as well! The choruses and refrains keeps on playing in the listeners
mind and that proves some real artists are amongst Bride.
final album convinced me to dig into their history! It is such a pity this is
the final album of the band but we need to respect their personal decisions. At
least I hope that my review convinced you to find out more about this release.
Check it out at http://www.myspace.com/bridemusic.
Points: 89 / 100 (Review
by Officer Nice)
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