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BlueDahlia Featuring Rough Cutt and Dio Members Impress With Debut Album

Rough Cutt And Dio Fans Check Out Bluedahlia Featuring Paul Shortino and Tracy G.
Debut Album By BlueDahlia Is An Intoxicating Listen!

Review of BlueDahlia Debut Album

Artist: BlueDahlia
Album: BlueDahlia
Label: DDR Music Group
Release Date: September 24, 2021

What do you get when you cross Rough Cutt vocalist Paul Shortino with Ex-Dio guitarist Tracy G’s playing? A damn good album, that’s what! Hard rock and metal fans should be thrilled with this album as it hits all the bases with scorching metal, soulful blues, melodic rockers, and emotional ballads. Vocalist Rough Cutt, who just recently released the album Rough Cutt III is in top form with his trademark vocal style sounding strong throughout this album. Guitarist Tracy G, who performed with Dio on two studio albums and one live release, brings his distinctive style to make this debut something to remember. For fans of either guy’s work or previous bands, this is pure perfection. The entire album is great, but standout tracks for me include the opener “We Will Rise”, “Never Trouble Trouble”, “Fallen From Grace” and “When Darkness Falls”. To quote David Lee Roth, “They don’t make ’em like this no more”. I definitely want to hear more from this duo as the debut is an intoxicating listen that gets better with each spin.

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01. We Will Rise 04:29
02. Never Trouble Trouble 05:33
03. Sunset Blue 07:58
04. When Darkness Falls 04:17
05. Fallen From Grace 05:40
06. Alpine Valley 04:34
07. Change Your Attitude 04:14
08. You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 04:18
09. Wash Away The Pain 03:49
10. Count On Me 03:38

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About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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