Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bride - "Scarecrow Messiah"

Bride - Scarecrow Messiah
1994, Starsong

1. Beast
2. Place
3. Murder
4. Scarecrow
5. Crazy
6. Time
7. One
8. Doubt
9. DadMom
10. Thorns
11. Questions

I think this marks the beginning of the end of my affection for Bride. I suppose this is an okay follow-up to Snakes. I mean it retains that trademark sound and some of the songs sound like they could have been extra tracks on that disc ("Beast" "Scarecrow"). But I don't know... it almost sounds like they're bored. As if Star Song said, "Hey, make another Snakes!" and the band rolled their eyes in frustration, pulled down their pants, and crapped out this mediocre collection. After this Bride would change with just about every album - each one being suckier and more laughable than the last.

Useless Fact: I think Dale's son wrote the lyrics to "DadMom." Um... I'm not sure that was a great idea, but who am I kidding? If my daughter came to me with lyrics they would be on my album post-haste.


  1. You should really check out, "This is It" and, especially, "Skin for Skin". They went back more in this vein, though Skin for Skin was even heavier. More like "Snakes" than the later albums turned out to be. Very heavy, Southern metal. Like the Showdown's, "Temptation Come My Way" album from 2007. Another great album/band you should check out.

    1. I did listen to "This is it" years and years ago, but it didn't do anything for me. Neither did "Skin for Skin." Maybe I'll go back and check those out again.