Blood In The Gears (Deluxe Edition) [+Digital Booklet]

August 24, 2010 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Digital Booklet: Blood In The Gears
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 20, 2010
  • Release Date: August 20, 2010
  • Label: Solid State Records (SST)
  • Copyright: (C) 2010 Solid State Records
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  • Total Length: 48:17
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  • ASIN: B003Z17HRU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,186 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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One of the best slabs of metal I've ever heard.
M. Milliman
I get the chills every time the motorcycle thunders at the beginning of the album.
Thor
A very solid album from beginning to end, definitely one of my favorites.
P. J. Heeman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By B. Jackson on November 25, 2010
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This is two part review coming from different perspectives. If you're a Christian looking for faith affirming metal music, part 1 is for you. If you're not a Christian, Part 2 is for you.

Part 1: The Showdown for sometime has been understood to be a Christian band according to my research. After hearing this CD, I'd have to say that it would be difficult to convict them of being Christians at all. The overt focus on Suicide, Evil, Digging your own grave and Hell makes it difficult find a positive message, an encouraging word, or uplifting thought here. This is the first album from The Showdown that I've purchased, I haven't heard any of the others, if I had it to do over, I wouldn't have purchased it. The most "Christian" lyric appears in the song "Bring it Down" which says, "Respect only to God" but that lyric isn't expounded on much. If you're looking for smart Christian metal with depth, give Project 86 a look...

Part 2: I do have to hand it to The Showdown, I give this album 5 stars from a musical standpoint. The riffs are tight and smart, love the harmonics, and the vocals. The mixing and recording is top notch and I really like the way the drums are miked/processed. The sharp kick bass click reminds me of old Pantera, well done guys. I'm not so much into the death metal growling, but that's just personal preference. I'm in my mid 30's and my metal influences stem back to the mid 80's. I hear strong Zakk Wylde, Pantera, Metallica, Slayer (just a bit), and others.. From a musical standpoint, this is a fantastic metal album that would be worthy in any heavy metal fans library.

I gave this review 3 stars because I expect a bit more from my Christian brothers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Zimmerman on October 12, 2010
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I've had this for about 3 weeks now and it's left my car stereo for only a few short moments. this cd is absolutely amazing and heavy and F*** even the two slower songs ( Take me home and Digging my own grave ) which are both amazing in there own right, but I can't remember when I listened to a cd this many times over and haven't tired of it yet. there is not one week song on this cd, but I do usually listen to more death metal and thrash, and find it funny or odd that the one song I find myself skipping over from time to time is #3 which i find kind of ironic... but the songs I do love and there are many... A man named Hel - Heavy lies the crown( 2:08- 2:36 ) my favorite stretch of music on the entire cd, heavy as hell catchy and makes me feel like i could tear down a concrete wall with my bear knuckles - Take me home - Blood in the gears... I could seriously put all the songs on this list, but I will keep it at those ones that stick out a little more for me... If you like any sorta metal then you owe it to yourself to buy Blood in the Gears, this cd bleeds metal out of every pore , I've listened to some good cd's this year but this could possibly end up being my favorite one of the entire year... This cd is a beast... nothing drowns out those kids in there decked out $2000 cars playing there Rap and Hip Hop better then this cd... this cd is meant to be played loud with the windows down... enjoy...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Carver on September 11, 2010
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The Showdown have come a long long way. I saw them live back in 2004 and they were energetic and fun but hardly memorable. 2008's "Back Breaker" saw their sound become honed and refined towards the southern rock spectrum and now with "Blood in the Gears," we are treated to some ultra-macho, chest-pounding, riffs-with-rabies Johnny Rebel groove metal the likes of which we've never seen.

The Showdown take nasty, snarling southern riffs and blends them with hardcore energy and urgency, and what comes out of the oven is guaranteed to get every head banging within earshot. There's groove a-plenty, with a little melody and emotion here and there but this isn't soul-baring metalcore. Oh no, this is locked-'n-loaded, leather jacket and metal studs man's man metal. And it is absolutely buck wild. Not the fastest or heaviest fish in the barrel but the energy is so infectious, I can't get it out of my head. You'll hear numerous influences, from Metallica to Pantera to Hatebreed, but this is no copycat. It takes the macho swagger from early 90's thrash and flings in into a 21st century circle pit. If you don't move to this, you are comatose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne on September 5, 2010
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Another solid album from a unique band that seems to navigate through hard rock to death metal. It's unclear what to expect from The showdown each album being a different style from grind core, hard rock and glam, death metal all describe the albums of this band. And once again they change things up on blood in the gears. This album manuvers through all the genres of their past albums in a fun hook driven listen. If you like it all this is the album for you. The only reason I didn't give it the full five stars is that its not an album you can listen to according to what your in the mood for but instead you must be in the mood for everthing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By krock4gsuz on September 21, 2010
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This is a really good album. Great vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. These guys are good at what they do. If you want a heavy metal album with a huge set of balls. Then buy this album. All the songs sound different and have a different flavor and pace. The intro sets the stage for a beautiful masterpiece called Blood In The Gears.
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