Tuesday, June 24, 2008
CD Review: Blood Red Sun - Nation Of Saviors
Blood Red Sun - Nation Of Saviors
2007, Blood Red Sun
Blood Red Sun is an interesting band. They have this intense musicality hidden deep within slightly formulaic rock sounds. Imagine if Eddie Vedder were fronting The Tragically Hip and you might get an idea of the sound on Nation Of Saviors. Refreshingly smart lyrics combine with creative arrangements, grossly talented instrumentalists, a unique vocalist and great songs. The production values here sound major label, which might almost be something of deficit for this post-grunge modern rock powerhouse.
Nation of Saviors opens with It Gets You Nowhere and Pray For Rain, two divergent rockers that show of the depth of Blood Red Sun. All At Once expands the range once again to show a more straight-forward rock sound. Love Letter is a standout track, with an intense, driving urgency that causes it to jump right out of your speakers.
This is the sort of an album that, as a reviewer, you find yourself thinking you would have bought it if you hadn’t gotten a review copy. Believe me, that’s high praise. Nation of Saviors is a knockout punch, perhaps the first of many from Blood Red Sun.
Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)
You can learn more about Blood Red Sun at www.myspace.com/bloodredsun. You can purchase a copy of Nation Of Saviors at www.cdbaby.com/bloodredsun.