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Fastride – Self Titled (Review)

Fastride - Self Titled (Review)

Artist: Fastride
Album: Fastride

Review:

I have to admit that I genuinely miss the 80s hard rock scene.  The bands from that era cranked out some of the best rocking songs.  If you miss it too, you should definitely check out the L.A. band Fastride. They recently released their debut album and it’s just what Dr. Rock ordered.  Typically, a lot of bands that have a retro sound from the big 80’s hard rock and metal scene either don’t come across as genuine or just plain suck.  However, I was pleasantly surprised by this album.  After hearing the single “Sweet Candy”, I was ready for more, and Fastride doesn’t disappoint. Formed by guitarist/songwriter Ty Asoudegan, the band smokes throughout and there are some great blistering solos that will make any guitar fan ecstatic.  Overall, the band composes a nice mixture of musical sounds that are reminiscent of everyone from Guns N’ Roses to Ozzy Osbourne.  The opening track Tire Slayer is a full-on rock explosion and the band continues to blaze through great songs like Lords Of The Night, Canyon Kings, Fastride, Windowpain, and my personal favorite  “Sweet Candy”. Guitarist Ty Asoudegan should be a household name if he continues to shred like this.  If you like that 80s metal sound of yesteryear, pick up Fastride’s debut self-titled album. It’s a blast from the past that comes directly from the present.

 

 

Tracklisting:

01. Tire Slayer

02. Lords Of The Night

03. Canyon Kings

04. Sweet Candy

05. Mo Alba

06. Wicked

07. Fastride

08. Windowpain

 

Band Lineup:

 

Tire Slayer

Vox: Dustin Brayley (Tran Siberian Orchestra)

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: JD DeServio (Black Label Society)

Drums: Derek Abrams (ex-Ministry)

Lords of the Night

Vox: Brandon Baumann

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Tom Chandler

Drums: Jeff Fabb (Black Label Society)

Sweet Candy

Vox: Brandon Baumann

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Tom Chandler

Drums: Tom Chandler

Canyon Kings

Vox: Brandon Baumann

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Tom Chandler

Drums: Tom Chandler

Mo Alba

Vox: Joe Reno

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Andrew Thomas Walley

Drums: Tim Everly

Fastride

Vox: Joe Reno

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Andrew Thomas Walley

Drums: Tim Everly

Wicked

Vox: Joe Reno

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Andrew Thomas Walley

Drums: Tim Everly

Windowpain

Vox: Billie Seeland

Guitar: Ty Asoudegan

Bass: Andrew Thomas Walley

Drums: Anthony Sciascia

 

Fastride’s Self-Titled Album is available on all platforms

 

Social Media

facebook.com/fastriderocks

Instagram: @_fastride

Twitter: @TyAsoudegan

YouTube: @TyAsoudegan

soundcloud.com/fastriderocks

 

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