5 Star Review
I received my Bloodgood bundle of vinyl on Wednesday. I just have to tell you that it looks and sounds awesome! You and all who were involved with this from the remastering to the artwork and packaging deserve to be commended and applauded for the work involved. What a great service to us fans and Bloodgood for making these releases so special. Truly, Truly Spectacular! Thank you! The posters are freakin’ awesome! What a great addition...when my man-cave is finished these will definitely be hanging on the wall ...lol. Rock on, - Ken
Release date April 30, 2020
- 100 Lava Fire Colored Vinyl (Also Available in Transparent Royal Blue)
- Remastered Audiofile Pressing from Original Sources
- Includes 24" x 24" Band Poster
- Gatefold Jacket Design
- Black Poly-lined Sleeve
- Includes Lyrics and Photos
- Hype Sticker Matching Each Pressing
#8 TOP 100 CHRISTIAN METAL ALBUM OF ALL TIME ACCORDING TO HEAVENS METAL
It's been over 30 years since Bloodgood dropped their sophomore album and arguably on of the greatest Christian Metal albums of all time and nearly every best of list agrees. Heaven's Metal ranked it at #8. YES, number eight!!! Above Bride Snake in the Playground. It's that good. And now it completely remastered by Rob Colwell it comes in a gatefold jacket that opens up to iconic band pictures and includes a large 24" x 24" band poster with full color 2-sided inner lyric sleeve with lyrics and credits. It's also available in 2 colors. 100 units in translucent blue and 100 units in lava-fire-orange.
This is also been remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks sound. Mastered specifically for vinyl. When you remaster for Vinyl is a completely different process than CD. The goal is always to let the vinyl breathe and no push the decibels to high. That's what gives vinyl such a warm, rich, deep sound.
These Bloodgood releases are not only two of the best Christian metal albums to come out of the 80's the are also are top shelf elite re-issues. Gatefold designed with posters. No mini posters here. These are 24" x 24" in other words when you pull them out you have to unfold and unfold again. For too long in the music industry the Christian rock releases were always second to the secular mainstream. Not any longer. I am going to make sure of that. This are done at the highest level. Completely remastered colored splatter and marble. No question about it, these are the best possible release that could be done. No missing songs, no missing lyrics. YOU GET EVERYTHING and at top notch quality. Promise. I wanted these to last the next 20-30 year and still be able to pull it out and be proud of it. This band deserves it and so do you and I. So join me in celebrating history of 2 of the best Christian metal albums of all time.
Les recently stated "This is the album where we went to the record company and said let us (the band) produce this album and we will deliver you a great metal album. We were the writers, the arrangers and the producers. Yes, we had an engineer (Doug Dole), but we (the band) wrote all the songs and oversaw the entire mix. We locked ourselves into a warehouse and worked all day long, every day until it was complete."
Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH) did a review of Detonation in Circus Magazine which discussed the relevance of a Christian Metal album and how Bloodgood did everything correct.
What really surprising is how well this record still holds up. So many bands back in the day used reverb on everything and listening to some of those now, sounds a bit outdated and hokey, yet Bloodgoods' Detonation still sounds fresh and new. Les's voice is at it's peak which thankfully also stands up to todays' rock vocals.
It's amazing what 30+ years can do to ones perspective and what 30+ years can do to cement your name as one of the greatest Christian Rock albums of all time. Detonation does just that.
What Others Have To Say
Johnathan Swank (Heavens Metal) Posted this.
Most well known bands record a signature album in which they make a statement regarding the artistic and creative pinnacles of their career. For Stryper that would be To Hell With The Devil and Bride Snakes In The Playground. Deliverance had Weapons Of Our Warfare – although I would not argue with anyone who mentions Learn – while Bloodgood had Detonation. Detonation from 1987 that Bloodgood took things to the next level.
The difference, as is often the case, boils down to musical direction and songwriting. In comparison to the debut, which featured a blend of melodic and traditional metal, Detonation takes the heavier and more aggressive approach. Those who describe it as straightforward heavy metal would not be far from the mark. Songwriting wise, the debut proved consistent with a share of good to great songs, but Detonation found Bloodgood coming into its own and delivering some of the finest compositions of its career, many which remain concert staples to this day.
- Battle Of The Flesh
- Vagrant People
- Alone In Suicide
- Heartbeat (Of The City)
- Eat The Flesh
- Holy Fire
- The Messiah
- Live Wire