Bride - Kinetic Faith (CD) Remastered, Ltd. Ed. Trading Card - 2021 Girder Records

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Bride - Kinetic Faith 

Release date May 21, 2021

  • Webstore Exclusive CD, Includes Ltd. Ed. Trading Card
  • 2021 Girder Records 
  • 30th Anniversary 
  • Won DOVE AWARD™ for "Everybody Knows My Name"
  • Originally Release in 1991
  • CD, Jewel Case, 12 Page Booklet with Lyrics
  • Remastered by Rob Colwell (Bombworks Sound)

Completely remastered for both CD and Vinyl.  This Webstore exclusive CD can only be purchased here and will come in a jewel case with a 12-page booklet containing lyrics, photos, and a special limited edition trading card.

The Colored Vinyl (Grenn with Black Marble Swirl) will contain a sturdy two-sided printed insert with band photo and lyrics. It is also the first time this album has ever been on Vinyl.

Kinetic Faith was Bride's fourth album released in 1991, making this the 30th anniversary edition of this iconic album. It has been completely remastered, and is now available on CD and marks the first time this elite album has been available on vinyl. 

Looking back at this iconic album, it was not the thrash album that many thought would come on the heels of Silence Is Madness, but more of a straightforward hard rock and commercial metal album in the vein of Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and Mötley Crüe.  This was not a bad thing at all. For many it is the album that many call their defining moment.  It opened Bride up to a wider audience, and it probably is why so many loved this album who were not big fans of their first three albums. It is also the reason why they won a DOVE AWARD for "Everybody Knows My Name."Dale Thompson’s controlled vocals and "even" approach with raspy and blues flavored parts became his signature sound. Troy Thompson incorporated bluesy licks, and the songs are anchored by the tight rhythm section of bassist Rick Foley and drummer Jerry McBroom. Rob Johnson also plays some lead and rhythm guitar parts as a guest musician. 

"Everybody Knows My Name," "Hired Gun, "Mountain," and "Ever Fall in Love" all feature an acoustic-laced hard rock sound, while "Troubled Times" and "Ski Mask" move in a more guitar-driven direction. "Ever Fallen in Love” and "Young Love," deliver up-tempo hooks, and "Sweet Louise," is an acoustic based rock and roll ballad that went down in history as one of Christian rock’s best bluesy ballads.

What Dale Thompson says:

This record would be the turning point for the band. This would be the record that would begin to escalate us in the public's eye. God was about to move in a mighty way. When I did not move with him, he would force me to move. He had moved the prophets in the Old Testament when they refused to do things His way, and I was no exception. " ... For who hath resisted his will?" (Romans 9:19)

I still did not fully understand what was happening and how God had been shaping us all these years for this moment. 

Playing the Kinetic Faith songs out live was where the band really shined. I remember playing a great place in Columbus OH called The Kings Place. There were people that had been standing in the freezing rain 4 hours before the show. We went out after sound check and talked to them. Before the doors opened, the crowd had grown and snaked its way around the building. We asked Ron, the fellow who ran the room, if he thought they were under the impression that Bloodgood was playing? We were trying to justify such a huge crowd. Ron said he announced weeks back that Bloodgood had canceled, and that this crowd was there to see us.

This was the loudest crowd we had ever played to. Even before we began it was hard to think backstage because of the noise. One thousand plus were squashed into the room. We had a few hecklers there in the beginning, and Ron forcibly removed them before we began the show. (There seems to always be someone in the crowd who is against Christian Rock.) The night was a great success.

What John Thompson (True Tunes) says:

Kinetic Faith marked a serious jump for Bride. Honestly, it was the first Bride album I personally loved. The earlier stuff had been purely metal based – very much referencing stuff like Judas Priest. It was good for what it was, to be sure, but that just wasn’t where my head was at usually. I remember when the pre-release for Kinetic Faith got to me I assumed it would be more of the same, and in 1991 the old school metal stuff was really sounding kind of dated. Bands like Janes Addiction and Screaming Trees were redefining what hard rock sounded like. Kinetic Faith shocked me, not only with its remarkably improved production, but with the band’s bold step into the post-metal era. By leaning more into the bluesy undercurrent of hard rock, and with Dale Thompson following his naturally grungy and dark instincts, the band set themselves up for a strong second act.

- John Thompson (True Tunes)


1. Troubled Times 04:29
2. Hire Gun 04:29
3. Ever Fallen in Love 04:36
4. Love on the Mountain 04:12
5. Ski Mask 04:31
6. Everybody Knows My Name04:23
7. Young Love 03:31
8. Kiss the Train 03:58
9. Crimes Against Humanity 04:05
10. Sweet Louise 04:42