Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bride - Tsar Bomba

Tsar Bomba
©2009 Retroactive Records

It’s hard to believe Dale and Troy Thompson are still cranking out explosive hard rock/metal after 20 years. “Tsar Bomba” is possibly their strongest release since “Snakes In The Playground”. As a matter of fact, it’s heavier in all the right places. Instead of mellowing out like a Bon Jovi wannabe, they have carved their own niche and traveled the truly independent path. I’m sure stateside here, they don’t bring in the crowds they used to, but that does not make them irrelevant either. This brand of rock and roll is making a well-deserved comeback, so here’s hoping!

“Tsar Bomba” definitely has a heavy rock jam feel to it at points. Songs like “Love Shine” with a killer guitar solo and the heavy reggae, “We Are Together”, make you want to dance a heavenly dance, while “Never”, “Separate”, and “Last Thing I Feel” are straight on crunchers. Rediscover a band that has stood the test of time and is still on a mission to share the unchanging hope of Christ.

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April 2010

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