Thursday, October 27, 2016

Out tomorrow: Dope's long-awaited new album, "Blood Money Part 1"!

Dope live in Sacramento, 2014
Dope, Sacramento, 2014
(This is a guest post by Jade Anna Hughes. Read more of her writing here. Thank you, Jade!)

We’ve been waiting a while for this one, but it’s finally here! Dope’s highly-anticipated and long-awaited sixth studio album, Blood Money Part 1, is out tomorrow, Friday October 28th! 15 tracks of that pure Dope power coming at you full force through your speakers, with some real stand-out beauties for your ears.

The brains and power behind Dope, Edsel Dope, is well-known for his ability to create a full, all-around experience, both sonic and visual, with his work, and Dope fans won’t be disappointed with this new endeavor. It’s been 7 years since the excellent No Regrets, and Edsel has been touring for most of that time, changing his line-up here and there, and currently finishing up the Die Mother Fucker Die Reunion tour with the classic Dope line-up on the 30th of this month.

Blood Money Part 1 is that anthemic Dope sound, industrial metal to the core, but it’s also a lighter, more emotional sound in parts. While the opening track, Blood Money, features hard-hitting lyrics, bloody images and some truths a lot of us like to ignore (and comes with an awesome video that makes the message even clearer), tracks like Hold On and Razorblade Butterfly show a more melodic side to the band. Edsel always has a lot to say and really puts his heart and soul into his work, and it shows. The entire album was really worth the 7 year wait.

Here's Blood Money:

Lastly, hearing the excellent cover of Hole’s Violet at the end of Blood Money Part 1, was an awesome surprise for me, being a huge Hole fan and a 90’s teenager. Like all songs that Dope covers, Violet sounds brilliant and super polished, the cherry on the icing of this Dope album cake.
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