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Holy Mother – Face This Burn (Review)

Holy Mother - Face The Burn (Review)

Review: I absolutely love it when an album comes across my desk that surprises me with how good it is. As rock a journalist I receive a lot of stuff for review on a daily basis and honestly only about 5-10% of it is actually good, interesting, or worth listening to.  Holy Mother’s Face The Burn is one of those albums that simply surprises and blows you away. Lead by the excellent vocals of former Riot V vocalist Mike Tirelli this album is simply outstanding. It’s classic-sounding metal with just the slightest amount of modern touches that actually work really well and make this a cut above your standard metal album. Holy Mother isn’t new. The band started back in 1995 and they have released six full-length albums prior to this one with the last one being released in 2003. This album sees a reunion of vocalist Tirelli and drummer Jim Harris to bring back the band. The album is dedicated to former band bassist Randy Coven who died in 2014. The songwriting and structure are really, really good and it elevates the entire album.  This album has everything that you love and nothing to dislike. Sound quality and production are near perfect and the band really nails it song after song. You may think I’m exaggerating about how great this album is, but I’m not. This is is my first recommended “Must Hear” metal album of 2021! Don’t sleep on this one! The entire album of Holy Mother’s Face This Burn is any metalhead’s dream come true. It gets released on February 12. 2021. Put it at the top of your list of albums to listen to!

Tracklisting:

01. Face This Burn
02. Love Is Dead
03. Legends
04. No Death Reborn
05. The Truth
06. Prince of the Garden
07. Wake up America
08. Mesmerized by Hate
09. Today
10. The River
11. Superstar

Holy Mother is:

Mike Tirelli – vocals
Jim Harris – drums
Greg Giordano – guitar
Russell Pzütto – bass

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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