Josh “Mr. Sexy” Ross – Vocals
Mark Sean – Guitar
EJ Laurel – Bass
Nathan “Nasty Nate” Flores – Drums
The end of waiting is here!!
Black Heart Saints has triumphantly released their album “Alive” at long last!!
Some may remember the review I did for their EP in January 2016. Now they are back.
And it has more scorching hits on it than a Texas summer heat wave. Finally, and I mean FINALLY a full length album to review.
Nine tracks and two covers. An excellent way to get a band’s discography off the ground and running. A fascinating intro and lead off track that will make you stop whatever it is you are doing and listen intently as it busts into the next track called “One Last Thrill” which has recently been played at live shows to get your blood pumping and in the mood.
I cannot say enough praise for the rest of the tracks that follow, such as “Travelin’ On” (which is the album’s lead single) and “Quicksand” and “Call To Arms”. The latter couple of the aforementioned tracks becoming my personal favorites.
The sweltering voice of vocalist Josh Ross, aka Mr. Sexy, captures the heart and soul of the term best described as American rock and roll. With a cast of uber talented musicians with Mark Sean on guitar, Nasty Nate on drums, and EJ Laurel slinging some heavy bomb beat on the bass guitar.
Sean’s guitar solos are a force!! He has molded the craft on his instrument into a shining gold star. EJ Laurel also lending a hand with some backing vocals. Everything comes all together in one mighty strong effort that will keep your attention from beginning to end, and have you wanting more.
And I cannot forget the special guest appearance musician of Haydn Vitera on violin for the tracks “Quicksand” and “Call To Arms”. (Just between you and me a tour combining VITERA with Black Heart Saints would an excellent show.)
“Come Together” by The Beatles and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder does not disappoint. And I also believe it exudes great light on the band’s own personal musical influences, and they are vast.
I am excited to see where this will lead them. They start a tour in a few days which will lead them to Sturgis this year and back again. So keep an eye out for them as they hit the road.
And you will see what I am talking about through and through.
Solid album. Again another 4 Black Hearts out of 4. ♥♥♥♥
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