Release Date: January 19, 2010
Catalog Number: RAR7883
Packaging: 8 panel digipak w/tray
ABOUT THE ALBUM
A powerful storm is brewing to take place in 2010 and at the center of that storm is the latest album from Oregon headbangers, Saint. Hell Blade (the band's 8th studio album) hits the stage with all guns blazing and ready to take no prisoners. This disc is a tremendous heavy machine that is hitting on all cylinders as the band has assembled a massive array of heavy metal thunder. Josh is in all his full-throated glory, Jerry Johnson's guitars are forthright and dominant, Richard Lynch's bass work is enormously huge and the drums drive and plow the listener into total submission. Energy just oozes out of the performances. Hell Blade is a masterpiece and the band has literally never sounded better.
Saint released the legendary Warriors of the Son album in 1984. As the flagship band of Pure Metal Records in the 80's, Saint proved they had the look, the sound and the mystique to win over fans of Heavy Metal. With each successive release, the band has continued to amass one of the most loyal and dedicated fan bases in Christian metal history. Saint is one of a handful of Christian metal bands that are spoken about with hushed reverence. With Hell Blade, Saint straps on the leather and studs to prove that a veteran band can give fans the best release of a stunning career! In the words of White Throne Reviews', Keven Crothers "This is crunching heavy metal that is a must buy and listen."
KEY SELLING POINTS
**Full promotional/magazine campaign
**All new release by Classic Christian metal band that still nurtures fanbase
**For fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Barren Cross
**Band's out of print albums regularly sell for big dollars in collector's markets
**Sells exceptionally well on public sales sites (Amazon/eBay) and in Christian & Mainstream online stores
01. (The Ascent)
02. The Blade
03. To The Cross
04. Crying In The Night
05. Hell Train
06. Endless Night
07. You & Me
08. New World Order
10. Hell Blade
WHITE THRONE REVIEWS
This is a heavy album, but there isn’t a speed killer here. Most of the tunes are mid-tempo with one or two up-tempo songs. A song like ‘Through the Night’ would’ve been killer as I think it would’ve fit the vibe, but alas there isn’t one. The one ‘commercial’ oddity as it were is the song ‘Crying in the Night.’ This song is about as commercial as say a ‘Heading Out to the Highway’ still a bit heavier and a good song non-the-less.
Saint fans should be scooping this one up by the bushel and hopefully some newer fans as well. This is crunching heavy metal that is a must buy and listen. Boy could I see a Saint/Ultimatum/Jacob’s Dream tour. Am I the only one who thinks that would be a scream? Headbanging glory my friends.
There has been so much anticipation for this disc that I do not want to overhype it. You know what happens, it’s eventually not as good as you’d like. So let me say this, Hell Blade is a great heavy metal album. A classic? Only time will tell that, but until then Keep Rockin’ till the Final Day!!!