Blood in the Gears

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Blood in the Gears
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Studio album by The Showdown
Released August 24, 2010
Genre Christian metalcore, Southern metal, thrash metal
Length 43:53
Label Solid State/Tooth & Nail
Producer Jeremiah Scott
The Showdown chronology
Back Breaker
(2008)
Blood in the Gears
(2010)

Blood in the Gears is the fourth album from the Tennessee Christian metal band The Showdown. It's their second album with Solid State Records.[1][2][3] Released on August 24, 2010, the album was recorded at Anthem Productions in Nashville and produced by the band's bassist, Jeremiah Scott.[4]

The title track was released as a single.[5]

Reception[edit]

PopMatters reviewer Chris Colgan called the album "a pinnacle in The Showdown's career because they have both cemented their sound and managed to experiment with new ideas and influences at the same time".[6] Jesusfreakhideout.com gave it three and a half stars, with Timothy Estabrooks calling it "an album with the occasional high point, but not enough consistency to be memorable".[7]

Charts[edit]

The album peaked at number 21 on Billboard's 'Top Christian Albums' chart.[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."The Man Named Hell" (Feat. Riley Anglen)4:16
2."Heavy Lies the Crown"3:23
3."Bring it Down"2:15
4."Take Me Home"5:24
5."Blood in the Gears"4:07
6."Dogma Enthroned"3:10
7."No Escape"3:58
8."The Crooked Path"3:26
9."Graveyard of Empires" (Feat. Chris Bazor of Destroy Destroy Destroy)4:10
10."Diggin' My Own Grave" (Feat. Riley Anglen)5:42
11."Wolven Throne" (Bonus Track, Feat. Cody Richardson)3:52
12."Evil Eye" (Bonus Track)3:55
13."Apocalypse Horde" (Bonus Track)4:21

Personnel[edit]

The Showdown

  • David Bunton – vocals
  • Josh Childers – guitar, backing vocals, Gang Vocals
  • Patrick Judge – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jeremiah Scott – bass, backing vocals, Gang Vocals
  • Timothy "Yogi" Watts - Drums

Additional musicians

  • Riley Anglen Guest backing vocals on "The Man Named Hell" & "Diggin' My Own Grave", Gang Vocals
  • Chris Bazor Guest lead vocals on "Graveyard of Empires", Gang Vocals
  • Cody Richardson - Additional guest lead vocals, Gang Vocals
  • Brian Shorter - Gang Vocals

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blood in the Gears". sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Blood In the Gears". amazon.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Blood In The Gears Review | The Showdown". ultimateguitar.com. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Blood in the Gears", Cross Rhythms, July 26, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2017
  5. ^ "THE SHOWDOWN To Release 'Blood In The Gears' In August", Blabbermouth.net, June 3, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2017
  6. ^ Colgan, Chris (2011) "The Showdown: Blood in the Gears", PopMatters, January 10, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2017
  7. ^ Estabrooks, Timothy (2010) "The Showdown Blood In The Gears", jesusfreakhideout.com, August 21, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2017
  8. ^ "Blood in the Gears The Showdown", billboard.com. Retrieved November 10, 2017