Bride in many ways became an institution in the Christian metal scene over the course of its lifespan. Dale Thompson’s distinctive vocal attributes always played an important role in defining the characteristics and sound of Bride. The last album that Bride released was, “Incorruptible” in 2013, which was not one of Bride’s best releases. I was and still am very partial to the earlier works of Bride, as they were far more distinctive and original. However the distinctiveness and powerfulness of Dale Thompson’s voice always remained throughout.
So in 2013 Bride said goodbye to us with “Incorruptible”, and Dale packed his bags and moved to New Zealand and got married. Though I heard rumours that he might start another band, I personally was in two minds over whether or not he should start another band considering the strong legacy that was left by Bride, and the fact that for me “Incorruptible” was not the best album for them to say goodbye with.
Nevertheless here we are with Dale Thompson’s new project blasting away through my speakers like a nuclear assault. The new project is entitled “The World Will Burn” a stars Dale Thompson (New Zealand) and Alan Zaring (USA). Project bands are always interesting and often peek my ears, maybe it’s because I myself have been involved in several project bands in the last couple of years. There are a lot of dynamics involved when you work remotely on a project, and its quite an achievement and an experience to be involved in something like that and see it come alive. My band the Old-Timers which is a hardcore / crossover thrash punk band have been doing this for around 5 years now, and I just love it, and it’s been amazing project to see grow from strength to strength over the years, and has spawned projects within knowing what is capable through modern technology. Continue reading »