From soaring head voice a la King Diamond to thrash riffs that would be at home on a Testament album, to tributes to Johnny Cash and Elvis, Bloodlustcapades truly has something for everyone, wrapped up in a delivery heavier than a skyscraper as only St. Madness can deliver.

Bloodlustcapades is St. Madness‘ 5th full length studio album and demonstrates the level to which Prophet and company have refined their craft. There is every bit the fire of their earlier releases yet also a polish that can only come from being a seasoned metal veteran of the highest caliber.

St. Madness December 2018

The album kicks off with the thrash epic “Day Of The Dead” complete with a falsetto howl straight out of the playbook of “Dissedent Aggressor” (Judas PriestSin After Sin -1977). “Day Of The Dead” sets the tone of the album right off the bat, an indictment of the modern world and a bit of a reminiscing of what once was. In particular, the bridge section reminds of …And Justice For All era Metallica with the snarework sounding akin to the inevitable march of some army of doom.

“Don’t Be Like The Blind” kicks off in true metal ballad fashion, a stern admonishment of the misdirection at play in the modern world and a masterpiece in the vein of “Hallowed Be Thy Name” complete with tempo change as Prophet is unleashed in full rage and power on the world after the bridge.

Steve was able to briefly talk to Prophet about the album for a little more insight. Please enjoy excerpts from his brief interview on the review of the album:

Steve: Hi Prophet, good to talk to you again! Quick question, is that you hitting those crazy high notes on Bloodlustcapades or a backing vocalist where it’s layered? That is killer head voice like King Diamond grade.

Prophet: It’s all me! I do my own backing vocals as well. That scream off of “Day Of The Dead” reminds me of early Slayer.

Steve: Bad ass! I noticed this album is REALLY thrashy. Is it fair to say this is the heaviest offering you guys have done to date? 

Prophet: Yes, I agree. The album uses three different tunings as well.

Steve: I noticed! Sounded like Drop-C, D, and Drop-D?

Prophet: Drop B actually.

Steve: Nile tuning, nice! That was also an absolutely wicked take on the King. That seems like it’s closer to your natural range, and powerful as all hell.

Prophet: I love the King! Elvis was actually the reason I became a singer. I started out as an Elvis imitator in high school.

Steve: That is kick ass. Thanks again for taking the time to answer our questions about the album!

Prophet: Any time! Take care!

Prophet from Joe's Grotto Farewell Show

From soaring head voice a la King Diamond to thrash riffs that would be at home on a Testament album, to tributes to Johnny Cash and Elvis, Bloodlustcapades truly has something for everyone, wrapped up in a delivery heavier than a skyscraper as only St. Madness can deliver.

Keep kicking ass and give the volume knob a hard crank when you check out Bloodlustcapades! \m/

St. Madness are:

Prophet: Vocals
Sid Ripster: Lead Guitar
Messorem: Rhythm Guitar
Devlin Lucius: Bass Guitar
Evil T: Drums (Skins)

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