Submit Your Song in the International Songwriting Competition to Win Cash and Other Prizes!
Submit Your Song in the International Songwriting Competition to Win Cash and Other Prizes!

JFH Music Review




Bride
Oddities



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 14 tracks: 56 minutes, 04 seconds
Street Date: 1999


The veteran foursome returns for another project of hard rock/metal. Since the late 80s, Bride has been providing the best in heavy metal to Christian music listeners worldwide. Have they run out of good songs?

Some will say yes. Some no. I say: not yet. Although a few tracks on Oddities should probably be on their next CD of lost rejected songs, some of the stronger tracks and the abundance of songs (14) make up for the weak ones. And even some of the weak ones have some strong riffs and bridges that appear later in the song.

Oddities kicks off with a killer guitar riff in the song "I Ain't Coming Down"- a song that's metal with a rock chorus. "Why Won't He Break" follows next, a relatively disappointing song that is good up till the chorus, but has some good sound towards the end. "End of the World" is among the trio of hard rock ballads and the best of the three, with "Only When I'm Left Alone" being the last. Among the disappointing tracks, "Day by Day" is just totally wacked-out for a Bride song and "Spirit" has just an old, considerably-lame metal influence.

Although a couple of the tracks really lack, some really rock. "Under the Blood" & "Die a Little Bit Every Day" take the cake as the best songs on the record. "Die a Little Bit..." has a little Drop influence, but is mixed in with enough classice Bride to make you feel like this is how Drop should have been! "Under the Blood" is near flawless with a new modern feel to the Bride sound. "I Found God" is another good track if you like a song that has a real angst feel to it. A real hard-rockin' tune that sounds like lead singer, Dale Thompson got some frustrations out on.

Some fans may recognize the background vocals and added guitars. Jamie Rowe and Tony Palacios from Guardian lend a hand. Jamie amd John Elefante provide their vocal talents for background vocals while Tony provides his incredible guitar-playing talents.

Oddities can best be described as taking Snakes in the Playground, Drop, and The Jesus Experience, dropping them into a blender, mixing well, and pouring into a CD mold. It's a new step for Bride, and not a bad one. However, as a Bride fan myself, I can't help but miss the power that Snakes in the Playground and Scarecrow Messiah radiated.

- Review date: 12/29/98, written by John DiBiase


Listen to the new album from Breakaway Worship!

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Organic Records
. Album length: 14 tracks, 56 minutes and 04 seconds
. Street Date: 1999
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Intro
  2. I Ain't Coming Down
  3. Why Won't He Break
  4. If I Told You It was the End of the World
  5. I Found God
  6. Closer to the Center of the Earth
  7. Tomorrow Makes No Sense
  8. Day by Day
  9. Spirit
  10. Only When I'm Left Alone
  11. God's Human Oddities
  12. Under The Blood
  13. Die A Little Bit Every Day
  14. Restore Me
spacer Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics
Click For Audio Sample   Click For Song Lyrics

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from Breakaway Worship!

Search JFH




This Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Skillet Surviving The Game - Single [Atlantic]


This Friday, September 17, 2021
Bethel Music I Believe (Live) - Single [Bethel Music]
Celtic Worship Because He Lives - Single [Integrity]
Jon Foreman Jesus, I Have My Doubts (Live) - Single (independent)
ICF Worship Unser Vater - EP [Integrity]
The Lore Family The World Needs A Song - Single [Horizon]
Lucinda Moore Lord, I Hear You - Single [Sony/The Orchard]
MŌRIAH Known, Seen, Loved - Single [Cathedral]
Planetshakers Revival (Live) [Venture3 Media]
Planetshakers Revival (Live) Deluxe Edition [Venture3 Media]
Oba Reengy Don't Leave (Remix) (feat. Royce Lovett) - Single [DREAM]
RNW Music Hope (Live) [BEC]
TobyMac Promised Land - Single [Capitol CMG]
Various Artists Rock, Paper, Scissors, Metal, Vol. 2 [JFH Music]
Vineyard Worship LoFi Vineyard 2: Chill Worship Beats to Focus and Relax - EP [Integrity]
We Are Messengers Friend Of Sinners - Single [Curb/Word]


Next Friday, September 24, 2021
Bethel Music Homecoming (Live) [Bethel]
Citizens The Joy Of Being Together [Integrity]
for KING & COUNTRY For God Is With Us - Single [Curb/Word]
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music Jonny x Mali: Live in LA (Stereo) - EP [Life Room Label]
Leigh Nash The Tide, Vol. 1 - EP [Visionary]
Brian Reith Now Is Not Forever "Reimagined" (independent)
Switch Better View, Part I - EP [Essential Worship]
Thrive Worship Let's Have Church EP [Integrity]
Chris Tomlin Emmanuel: Christmas Songs Of Worship [Capitol CMG]

For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new single by Katie Lighty!




Listen to the new album from KAINA!