Black Heart Saints- “Alive”(2017)

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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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Black Heart Saints (EP-2014)

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Josh Ross – Vocals
Mark Sean – Guitar
EJ Laurel – Bass
Nathan Flores – Drums

I have been waiting to get my hands on this one for about two months now.

To start with, I am going to take a quote from the film, “Friday After Next”.. paraphrased.

This music is so damned good, it makes you wanna slap yo mama!

Black Heart Saints is a breath of fresh air inside of the already convoluted and surfeit music scene of Austin, Texas.

This four song gem was worth the sacrifice as well as the money. Their music matches their frenzied stage show. In which many people have come to me and have described it in their own words.

“Touch The Sky” is one song that you will listen to, and you will not be able to sit still. It summons every fiber of your being to get up and move. “Wasting Away” will also get your head banging, your pulse pounding, and your blood flowing.

After exploding on to the scene from SXSW Festival in 2014, Black Heart Saints has been polishing their musical reputation ever since, opening for top name bands.

Honestly… what more could you want in a band that is making its way to the top, and taking no prisoners?? This is a ride you wanna get in on.

After recently playing with Texas legends Dangerous Toys in 2015 and ORGY during the first weekend of 2016, Black Heart Saints is finding its fan base growing in a rapid explosion. Their music matches their energy and the band is no joke. Top notch serious musicians wanting to get their message out to the world and taking everyone in one at a time.

This EP earns a 4 out of 4 Black Hearts. ♥♥♥♥

If you wanna get to rockin’ or if you really want something to fill your eyes for a live performance. Black Heart Saints is the band for you!!!!