I have loved Blindside for awhile. I can’t say I have been with them since the beginning, but I wish I could I would be proud to bear that title, alas it has only been about 4 years. But hey everyone has gotta start somewhere. These guys have come along way since their first self-titled album. My favorite CD by them is A Thought Crushed My Mind so when I heard the title track About a Burning Fire” of their new CD needless to say I was overcome with joy.
This was once again the Blindside I knew and loved. Don’t get me wrong I loved Silence it was just weird going from their second to their third CD. When I first heard the CD About a Burning Fire I was again caught off guard as I was going into Silence not because it wasn’t good it was just different than I expected. For example picture picking up a Sprite can you are super excited to taste that wonderful flavored water touch your taste buds you take the first sip and WHATS THIS THIS isn SPRITE THIS IS TAP WATER!!! What the crazy! But eventually tap water tastes good once the initial shock is over. Same thing with this CD. I was expecting the whole CD to sound like their initial single and it doesn’t really at all. It has much more of a diverse sound to it WHICH IS RAD. Especially tracks like “Shekinia” starting off with a diggeri doo (spelling?) and that African style chant which I believe was actually in Swedish. Than they take you back with an old school almost Lynard Skynard riff of “Die Buying” another one of my favorite tracks that riff is just infectious full of dancible goodness. We even have a guest appearance from the legendary front man of the Smashing Pumpkins none other than Billy Corgan. He appears on the track “Hooray It’s L.A.” also a very unique song in itself. This CD is all over the map as far as dynamics. My favorite track the first one I mentioned is the title track “About a Burning Fire” not only does it take me back to the A Thought Crushed my Mind days but it really just in its own way makes me in the mood to worship God my favorite line is “put the right King back on the throne” that says it all. My only complaint on this CD is at times they overproduce Christian’s voice and it sounds kinda muffled and I think takes a little bit away from the overall feel of the song. Thats just me being anal retentive though. This CD is a great buy a good beginner to introduce you to this band than go buy all their other ones each one is beautiful in their own right!