Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CD Review: Raging Fire Have Returned And Are Razor Sharp On Their New Album

From Nashville comes the return of '80's alternative rockers Raging Fire with their first album of new material in over 30 years. Their new release titled "These Teeth Are Sharp," find the band in top form and hungry to reclaim their title as one of the top independent rock bands around.

After the release of their 2015 compilation "Everything Is Roses 1985-1989," founding member Mark Medley decided to reunite the band in honor of fellow founding member Michael Godsey, who died of a heart attack. Following the success of their live performances in 2015, the band decided to enter the studio with some new music to record, and the end result being "These Teeth Are Sharp."

Their new nine-song release begins with the up-tempo, guitar-boogie of the title song as the energy picks up during guitarist Jeff Cease's (The Black Crowes) electrifying guitar solos. The band covers of Rufus Thomas' "Walking The Dog," which allows lead singer Melora Zaner to work her magic on the song's bluesy vocals. The energy picks up with "Free To Be" as the band summoned the driving force with their timeless sound. The album finishes with the band kicking it into high gear with the raw, punk-like rocker "Raindances" and classic alternative appeal Of "Dreams From Under The Love Seat," which draws up memories of the early days.

Raging Fire will be performing at Nashville's "Grimey's New & Preloved Music" store as part of "Record Store Day" on April 22nd. The new album will be released on May 12 on the Pristine Nashville label. To find out more about Raging Fire and their new release "These Teeth Are Sharp," please visit ragingfire.us.

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