SAINT - HELL BLADE (*NEW-CD, 2022, Retroactive)
- 8 page booklet with lyrics and rare band pics
- First time ever released in a collector's jewel case
- 1st pressing includes a limited edition foil-stamped band collector card
- Part of the elite Metal Icon Series of Retroactive Records
- Saint's golden throat vocalist, Josh Kramer brings his elite talents on all tracks
- Original release received an elite review rating of 90% on Angelic Warlord!
- Part of the Heaven's Metal: Top 100 Christian Metal Albums Of All-Time
- Favorite Saint CD of Retroactive Records owner, Matthew Hunt
In the words of White Throne Reviews', Keven Crothers "This is crunching heavy metal that is a must-buy and listen."
“For an 80's band making a comeback, they hit the mark big time! Saint proves with this release that it is not only wine and cheese that get much better with age.” – Jeff McCormack (Heaven's Metal Magazine)
ABOUT THE ALBUM
A powerful storm took place in 2010 and at the center of that storm was the album from Oregon headbangers, Saint. Hell Blade (the band's 8th studio album) hits the stage with all guns blazing and ready to take no prisoners. This disc is a tremendous heavy machine that is hitting on all cylinders as the band has assembled a massive array of heavy metal thunder. Josh is in all his full-throated glory, Jerry Johnson's guitars are forthright and dominant, Richard Lynch's bass work is enormously huge and the drums drive and plow the listener into total submission. Energy just oozes out of the performances. Hell Blade is a masterpiece and the band has literally never sounded better. Saint released the legendary Warriors of the Son album in 1984. As the flagship band of Pure Metal Records in the 80's, Saint proved they had the look, the sound and the mystique to win over fans of Heavy Metal. With each successive release, the band has continued to amass one of the most loyal and dedicated fan bases in Christian metal history. Saint is one of a handful of Christian metal bands that are spoken about with hushed reverence. With Hell Blade, Saint straps on the leather and studs to prove that a veteran band can give fans the best release of a stunning career! We present a must-have CD reissue - remastered by Rob Colwell of Bombworks Sound, the foil-stamped collector card, and the expanded booklet serious collector's crave (and jewel case). For fans of Judas Priest, Dokken, and Messiah Prophet!
To The Cross
Crying In The Night
You & Me
New World Order