Artist: The 69 Eyes
Title: “Red” (Single)
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 8/14/2012
Genre: Hard Rock
Fans of The Helsinki Vampires have been counting the time for far too long between albums as it’s been three years since their rocking “Back In Blood” release but the wait is over with this preview single “Red” from their upcoming Nuclear Blast Records album “X”. “X” marks the spot at the bands tenth recording and here are some thoughts about the debut single. This is their first album in the USA under the Nuclear Blast Records label.
This is a very moody and dramatic track that is laden with the sort of Gothic Melancholy that the band used to offer up a whole lot more frequently in their earlier days before heading in a straight up Crue-esque direction like we found on “Devils”, “Angels” and “Back In Blood”. Singer Jyrki 69 brings us into the track with a dark croon as the melody slowly builds up around him and leads us to a powerful chorus. It’s catchy and I was singing along with the tune on the second listen and one has to think that this will be a terrific number in the live sense. The overall playing is solid and it was enough to make me slaver in anticipation for the rest of the release. “X” will arrive sometime in October unless I am misunderstanding. Until next time……stay out of the light.
Official Website: http://www.69eyes.com