This album is a classic that any rock fan should add to their collection. The songs are tremendous, delivering hard punchy riffs as well as driving melodic vocals. The band have matured since their earlier offerings, "Metal Church" and "Dark", and this album is their finest hour.
From fast rockers such as "Fake Healer" to the gradually building up songs such as "Anthem For The Estranged" and "Badlands", "Blessing in Disguise" delivers an aural delight for any self-respecting rock fan.
on 29 July 2013
This is a good old fashion heavy metal band from the days when heavy metal was young and fresh, the album has not dated at all in the last 25 years, still sound as good today as it did back in the day !!!!, Brought this to build up my collecting of albums from yesteryear, if you have never heard of the band you will not be upset on spending your hard earned cash on this one.
on 14 April 2007
How can you follow 'The Dark'? Well it was there job to do it and they did a fine job. There is a fuzzier production which is a bit of a shame as you tend to lose parts of songs in the very muddy mix which is a far cry from the dark's crisp clean production.
The band have evolved or matured alot and have penned some very catchy tunes,the new Vocalist Mike Howe is superb,less screamy than Wayne and more of a texas twang and much more pleasing to the ears,he adds an extra dimension to the church,it sold well and i have the cherry lane guitar book for this album to prove it.
It starts off with 'Fake Healer',a very catchy song about the medical practises of America,proper headbanging stuff and it sticks in your head next up is 'Rest In Pieces' about the titanic and is another great song,there's plenty of melody and these songs certainly sit in your head,with the hooks of 'Badlands' and 'The Spell can't be broken'it truly is a great album it's polished off with a great instrumental 'It's A Secret',a great cd for sure,i highly recommend it.