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Blood Red Saints: Undisputed
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Blood Red Saints: Undisputed

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR

Becoming something of stalwarts within the British AOR underground scene is Blood Red Saints. Formed seven years ago by longtime English rock musicians singer Pete Godfrey and bassist Rob Naylor, Blood Red Saints has released three studio albums, the first with Frontiers Music, the next two with AOR Heaven. Returning to the Frontiers Music stable,the quartet arrives with their fourth long-player, Undisputed.

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Frankly, I'm a fan. When I saw that a new Blood Red Saints album was on the horizon, I new it was going to be good. Undisputed will easily satisfy any traditional AOR melodic hard rock fan. These fellows, who are no youngsters, know what drives the heart and soul of classic. Their tunes feature the best characteristics of the genre: vocal harmony, song melody, rock rhythm and groove, fiery guitar solos, and memorable refrains. Additionally, all these things meet at the intersection of hard rock, melodic metal, and AOR accessibility.

This is abundantly self-evident in fine rockers such as Alibi, Undisputed, Love Like War, and the heavy yet catchy, tongue-in-cheek, This Ain't A Love Song. There some musical nuances to be found. Heaven In The Headlights twists in some light guitar and piano before directing things to fastish melodic rock. Perhaps more on the AOR side of things is Breathe Again with its synth start to light guitar to more soulful vocals joining for a rising anthem. A more traditional ballad arrives with Complete moving upon piano, acoustic guitar, and vocals. All said, Blood Red Saints' Undisputed is another fine album of their creative and entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended. - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

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The Take Away

Blood Red Saints' Undisputed is another fine album of their creative and entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended.

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