The 69 Eyes
Back in Blood
Release Date: September 15, 2009
Record Label: The End Records
With their their tenth studio album, Back In Blood, The 69 Eyes are set to demonstrate, to fans and critics alike, how they’ve managed to keep their shit together and continue to put out great music.
The album opens using a bit of a cliché with the song “Back in Blood.” I think the only band to successfully declare that they’re “back” in song was AC/DC, and they saved that for the sixth track. However these guys don’t do a bad job at it either. “Back in Blood” is a great track that rocks out and opens this album well. Other stand-out rockers include “The Good Band and The Undead” and “Dead Girls Are Easy.”
It’s difficult to describe the sound of the music on Back In Blood. It sometimes flashes echos of early-Crüe, but that comparison isn’t fair because it’s actually so much better than that. Much of that has to do with solid song-writing and performances by the band, and the interesting style of vocalist Jyrki 69. The vocals are really what bring the character to The 69 Eyes’ music.
The album closes out very strong. “Hunger” has an 80’s feel and sounds like it could fit in a John Hughes movie. They save the bast for last with the melodic piece “Eternal”, which is reminiscent of an old David Bowie song. Though it represents a completely different style than the rest of the album, I think it may be one of their best songs ever.
I like this album more each time I give it a spin.
- “Back in Blood”
- “We Own The Night”
- “Dead N’ Gone”
- “The Good, the Bad, & the Undead”
- “Kiss Me Undead”
- “Lips of Blood”
- “Dead Girls Are Easy”
- “Night Watch”
- “Some Kind of Magick”
- “Suspiria Snow White”