Company: Metal Blade
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Blood Divisions is a collaboration between Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Dave Austin (Nasty Savage) and Ed Aborn (Intersonic Cyber Symphony). The group invites notable Floridian all-stars like Terry Butler and Ken Andrews (Obituary), Ralph Santolla (ex-Obituary, ex-Deicide) and Bill Owen (ex-Purgatory) to name a few. The band’s EP, ‘Cardinal One’, will have proceeds donated to Rock and Rescue. Of the six-tracks featured, two are from Nasty Savage – opener “The Morgue”, which has a different arrangement and dynamic than its predecessor, and “No Sympathy”, complete with Nasty Savage’s vocalist Nasty Ronnie trading off with Jericho. The band hits he soaring feel-good UFO cover “Hot ‘N’ Ready” and Scorpions cut “Top of the Bill”. Fitting. The bulk of the guest work I assume is on the seven-minute instrumental “March of the Machine Elves”.
About this Writer:Eric Compton
// Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.