Stream of the Week: Bloodsoaked – Religious Apocalypse
Posted by Reggie
Released just this month (Sept 2014), the new Bloodsoaked album, Religious Apocalypse, features three crushing new tracks combined with several live tracks and two covers of Cinderella and Ratt. Yeah, I am not sure how 80s bands fit into this mix of death metal, but they definitely put their own twist on those classics. Is anything out of the 80s “classic.?
First, focusing on the three new songs – Devouring, Abomination, and Religious Apocalypse…they are nothing short of brutal with that classic 80s (I said it again) death metal feel. They are clean, but not overproduced; complete with that raw, unedited feel from some of the more classic 80s (damn, I did it again) death metal bands.
The live tracks represent a selection of their older material which are equally brutal, but live. You know how live songs go. They sound good, but don’t “sound” all that good. It’s hard to capture the essence of a band with a live recording. But, Bloodsoaked sounds like they nail it live.
And, lastly, what interests me are their glam covers of bands I used to love. Ok, maybe I didn’t love Cinderella, but I was a big fan of Ratt back in their heyday. Bloodsoaked basically kept the core of the song intact, meaning you should easily recognize them if you are into classic 80s songs (last time, I promise). Throw in some growls and double bass and the covers are pretty cool, actually. Overall, some cool brutality, cool covers, and some live tracks that demonstrate the band’s ability to play live brutally. Here is the link below. Enjoy!