For fans of: Slaughter, Steelheart, Salty Dog, Skid Row, and Extreme.
After having their ears pleasured by Dont Play With My Head, Sony/Epic Records wasted no time in drawing up contracts for the boys in Youngblood to begin writing material for a debut album. The band worked tirelessly for nine months to generate forty-five tracks that were mixed and mastered by Diehl Productions. The label approved sixteen of them to be released on the bands first album with the others held in reserve for a future release.
Originally recorded in 1989, those sixteen songs are finally seeing the light of day in 2012. No Retreat is a collection of hard rocking tunes with all the ingredients fans of the genre demand. The blistering guitars, the red-hot hooks, the fist-pumping choruses, 80s attitude Youngblood sports it in spades and back during melodic metals prime could have given Slaughter, Steelheart, or Firehouse a serious run for their money. But for Youngblood, the lost chances of yesterday are being resurrected in the present. No Retreat was well worth the wait.
Bobby Sisk - Lead Vocals
Jeff Diehl - Guitars & Vocals
Eric Saylors - Guitars & Vocals
Danny William - Keyboards & Vocals
Kyle Koker - Bass & Vocals
Kevin Kale - Drums
Points of Interest:
No Retreat features songs originally recorded, mixed and produced for Sony/Epic Records management firm, James Bogart Associates.
Epic Record's recording artist Henry Lee Summer's touring band.
"Their attitude and their music have 'star-power' written all over it!"
Andrew J. McNeice - MelodicRock.com
"Youngbloods sultry swagger is finally unearthed to the spandex world."
"Metal" Tim Henderson - BW&BK / BraveWords.com
"Hedonistic and larger than life, 'S excessive American Hard Rock at its finest!"
Francesco "Fuzz" Pascoletti - Classix Metal Magazine
"Youngblood is a swift kick in the balls!"
Craig Hartranft - Dangerdog.com
"A sexy blend of Steelheart, Warrant and Slaughter with six guns loaded!"
Thomas Kernbichler - DarkScene.at
"Just one word for No Retreat ...BRILLIANT!"
Steven Reid - Fireworks Magazine
"An aqua-net fueled kick in the ass that the music scene desperately needed!"
Andrew Babcock - Hair Metal Mansion Radio
"Unbelievable this bunch of talented musicians weren't signed before now!"
Thomas Bogedaly - Hardline Magazin
"Top fueled, pure adrenaline charged romp this is '80s Hair Metal on steroids!"
John Kindred - Hardrock Haven
"A sparkling Hard Rock gem!"
Andrea Punzo - HardSounds.it
"Out of the vaults and into your speakers blasts the hard rockin Youngblood, another truly great rediscovery from the fine folks at Eonian Records."
Ken Morton - Highwire Daze
"New hard rock sensation, Youngblood delivers high-class Hard Rock for fans of Slaughter and Firehouse."
Juha Harjula - Melodic.net
"Youngblood is one of the biggest surprises of 2012."
Tommaso Dainese - Metallus.it
"No Retreat is insanely, wicked awesome!"
Joshua Wood - Metal-Rules.com
"A hot, fiery fist of Rock n Roll!"
Michel Serry - Music in Belgium
"Hard Rock at its purist form."
Paulo Lara Molina - Rock In Spain
Gerald Siebenmorgen - Rock It!
"Powerhouse Rock n Roll with soaring vocals and screaming guitars."
Chris Lambert, Rock Report
"Insanely awesome this music is f**king orgasmic!"
Lucas H. Gordon - Senda Producciones
"Youngblood reflects Hair Metal like Chuck Berry reflects Rock n Roll."
Moreno Lissoni, SLAM!
"This is Hair Metal at its very best!"
Sandy Verfaille - Sleazenation
"An unruly classic boasting a Skid Row sound with Salty Dog sass and Motley Crue sleaze."
Shane Pinnegar - The Rockpit
"A healthy dose of sleaze, fun and 80's rock rebellion!"
Curtis Rea - SleazeRoxx.com
"Now THIS is how you ROCK hard!"
Troy Culpan - May the Rock Be With You
"Youngblood captures the sound, the sin and the sex of the 80's metal scene!"
David Castagno - Screamer Magazine
"A rockin' time capsule to a better and hairier time!"
Gaz - ?ER R?K
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 28 September, 2012
Direct link: http://www.powerofmetal.dk/reviews12/youngblood_review.html
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