Blood Red Saints - Speedway

Blood Red Saints Speedway cover
Blood Red Saints
Frontiers Music Srl
Blood Red Saints is a new band, formed in late 2014 by singer Pete Godfrey and bassist Rob Naylor. Pete made his recording debut on the October 2014 In Faith album, but hungry to be in a “band” rather than a project, Pete formed Blood Red Saints with Rob from the band Angels Or Kings. They seem to have done a number of gigs locally to the few aging crowds of the various UK melodic fests, which feel content to watch the same bands over and over again. Another of the guys that would get involved in almost anything, drummer wannabe singer Pete Newdeck (Eden’s Curse and vocals for the godawful Tainted Nation) enlisted his services as well as Lee Revill on guitar (ex-Gary Hughes). They assumed the name from “a semi legendary” Speedway team, “The Blood Red Saints”. BRS were formed in the late 1920s in Brooklyn, New York. Some contacts with people from Vega and Harem Scarem got the mastering and company search taken care of…
Sounding a fair deal like a worse version of Newman, a generic and frankly boring mix of AOR with hard rock, this will probably appeal only to die-hards in that genre. Godfrey is a decent vocalist and tries his best, but for the most part the songs he signs are mediocre. Revill offers the occasional blindingly good solo – where ever there’s one “Best of Me”, “Better Days” etc., but is otherwise somewhat quietly a little transparent to the whole mix… “Mercy”, “Best of Me” and “Better Days” tend to stand out more, but overall the album is mediocre at best without its own identity or great unforgettable performances of “great” songs… Only for fanatics.