No one would accuse glam rockers Blessed By a Broken Heart of hopping on current musical trends to achieve greatness. Rather then drawing influence from what is hot this week, BBABH are carving out their niche by looking back and embracing the still-relevent, yet largely MIA, shred metal of the past. With their latest album, the appropriately titled "Feel The Power", Blessed has created a pulse-raising, headbang inducing, '80s influenced rock assault that is legitmately refreshing in a hard rock scene dominated by clones. So throw your fist in the air, turn up the speakers, grab an ice-pack to relieve your soon to be sore neck and get ready to "Feel The Power."
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5/5| Posted January 23, 2012
Someone clearly forgot to tell the guys in Blessed By a Broken Heart that the 80's are over. It was a mistake well worth making as they bring us an album that is a whole lot of fun and nostalgic. Feel the Power takes us on a journey of a somewhat forgotten time when glam metal bands were popular. Everything about this album feels so 80's from it's synth sounds to the shredding guitar solos (brought to us by the aptly named Shred Sean,) to even the voice of frontman Tony Gambino, this album manages to capture that vibe and stick with it throughout the running time. Even the "ballads" on this album mantain that 80's vibe.
Feel the Power is an incredible album that not only manages to be a whole lot of fun, but it also manages to envoke a sense of nostalgia for the 80's. This is one album that is entertaining from it's killer start to it's adrenaline-fueled finish.