"To Germany, With Love! Live in Germany 1993" (M8; 1993)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Bloodgood were one of the "evangelical" bands that were popular in the late 80s, early 90s. Like Stryper, they play heavy metal music (we'd probably call it "hard rock" today) with a religious slant. A quick glance at the song titles confirms this: "Kingdom Come," "Let My People Go," "Holy Spirit Jam," "Crucify," "Messiah."

Like the aforementioned Stryper, Bloodgood is all about heavy guitars and melodic choruses. They remind me a little of Axe, The Who and Motley Crue. The songs are well written and they sound pretty good live.

The good and bad news is that "To Germany, With Love" is just slightly more than a bootleg. It's good news because the raw sound makes the CD sound more spontaneous and live. It's bad news because ... well, it's just slightly more than a bootleg. Sometimes, the sound is a little too raw. 

Fans of Stryper and other "evangelical" bands will enjoy "To Germany With Love."

Bloodgood: Michael Bloodgood - bass, vocals; Les Carlsen - lead vocals; Paul Jackson - guitar, vocals; Paul Roraback - drums; David McKay - keyboards.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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