01. Christian warrior
02. Burning rage
03. Belly up to the pub
04. Resistance and revenge
06. In the midst of prophecy
07. Billy bones
09. Dead end
10. Wierd ciggars
11. Jockey boys
12. Cowards in the crowd
13. Belgian ale
A wierd album that doesnt really sound like their earlier ones. With this said it isnt bad in any way (well except maybe the few wierd songs like Christian warrior).
This was their last album and it sounds more like their brotherband Rival now. The first song on the record is called Christian warrior and confuced me a bit the first time i heard it. It is a militant religeous song with lyrics about tv preaching the gospel of satan and talks about how hard it is to be a christian in modern USA. I am myself an atheist but i always respect peoples choice in religon (as i do when it comes to politics) no matter if its Budha, Christ, Oden or Hare krishna but this song is just stupid. I cant really see the connection between a big fuck you attitude of punkrock and the tucked in shirt christianity that Rogues preach in this song.
Being religous has many sides and values that can be applauded but preachin the same "conform or die" as most muslums preach dont buy the album any points on my scorecard.
Witht he worst song cleared the good ones start to appear like Burning rage, Resistance and revenge, In the midst of prophecy and Dead end. The last one there reminded me about how they used to sound on their earlier albums and i can easily say its my favourite track on the album.
The band died out a year later but even if they never got the fame they deserved they somehow keep poppin up here and there as a nostalgic band. For instans they got 7 of their songs from their first release reprinted a couple of years back and they where also featured with a song on the skater Rob Dyrdeks show on MTV (funny that he was into them).
ROSS THE BOSS - "BY BLOOD SWORN" (2018)
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