Bloodgood - Shakin' The World

Thursday 1st November 1990
Bloodgood - Shakin' The World


STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Intense VO9220
FORMAT: VHS video Music video

Reviewed by Dave Williams

This video contains songs from the band's earlier albums including one of my favourite Bloodgood tracks "Eat The Flesh", during which Les Carlson calls a member of the audience a 'chicken' for plugging his ears presumably to block the message of the song. The actors make use of the songs "Crucify" and "Messiah" to act out the trial and crucifixion of Christ - not bad, but a little predictable. Unfortunately some of the band's better songs have been put together in a medley to close the video, with songs like "Battle Of The Flesh" running for maybe ten seconds and "Demon On The Run" for only one minute at the most. Paul Jackson, the band's new guitarist is, in my opinion, a touch better than David Zaffiro (who left the band last year). However, I feel that he needs to improve his stage presence in order to hold his own over Les Carlson and Mike Bloodgood. I was very surprised at just how good the band's newer material came over 'live', since I was not over impressed by their latest album. This set, along with 'Alive In America', have to be the best Christian metal videos yet released, and are both spiritually uplifting. A must for any serious Bloodgood fan.

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