THE 69 EYES – Back in Blood

The 69 Eyes – Back in Blood (2009, The End Records)

1. “Back in Blood” … 4:30
2. “We Own The Night” … 4:03
3. “Dead N’ Gone” … 3:40
4. “The Good, the Bad, & the Undead” … 3:28
5. “Kiss Me Undead” … 3:58
6. “Lips of Blood” … 4:21
7. “Dead Girls Are Easy” … 3:55
8. “Night Watch” … 4:33
9. “Some Kind of Magick” … 3:43
10. “Hunger” … 4:34
11. “Suspiria Snow White” … 3:34
12. “Eternal” … 4:19

Jyrki69 – Vocals
Bazie – Lead Guitar
Timo-Timo – Guitar
Archzie – Bass
Jussi69 – Drums

Producer: Matt Hyde

The third 69 Eyes album I’ve heard very well may be my favorite! It’s not a concept album, but there is a loose theme of vampires throughout… Not surprising considering the bands refers to themselves as “Helsinki vampires”.

“Dead Girls Are Easy” was unleashed months ago online and it’s easily one of my favorite songs of the year, just so extremely catchy and rockin’. The lyrical content disturbed my woman, but it’s all in good fun to me! Nothing else comes close to matching the power of that song, but the rest of the album is still good.

The 69 Eyes’ self-proclaimed “goth ‘n’ roll” style of rock has a bit of a harder edge this time. Keyboards are mostly out and so is most of the poppy writing, now it’s just down to the guitars. All of this might have to do with Matt Hyde producing (he’s produced Slayer and Monster Magnet).

It’s a good direction for the band to get a bit heavier. I’m not sure how this will go over with longtime Eyes fans, but I’m enjoying it and this one of the top releases of 2009 for me.

Highlights: “Back in Blood”, “We Own The Night”, “Dead N’ Gone”, “The Good, the Bad, & the Undead”, “Kiss Me Undead”, “Dead Girls Are Easy”, “Hunger”

Posted on October 2, 2009, in 69 Eyes and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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