ALBUM Leave 'Em Bleeding
LABEL Steamhammer / SPV
Out Sept 30th, 2022
OUR RATING 80/100
Raven will be touring again in the foreseeable future, performing their new album ‘Leave ´Em Bleeding’, featuring the best of the past seven years plus some red-hot bonus tracks.
Leave ´Em Bleeding’ will be released on September 30th, 2022, via Steamhammer/SPV.
This record is a retrospective on the past seven year; the following two from ‘ExtermiNation’.
This journey into the recent past is rounded off by a live version of ‘Crash Bang Wallop’, found in its original version on the 2019 concert album ‘Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live...’.
As a special gift, Raven treats us to six bonus tracks one shouldn’t miss out on.
It starts with ‘Necessary Evil’, one of the first three Raven songs after Mark Gallagher's serious accident in November 2001, when the guitarist was half-buried by a six-meter wall and had to undergo several surgeries to treat his severe injuries.
Second bonus track is their Montrose number ‘Space Station #5’ , followed by ‘Malice In Geordieland’, a superb outtake from the session for ‘ExtermiNation’.
Second cover song is a Thin Lizzy classic such as ‘Bad Reputation’.
Rounding off the list of bonus tracks are ‘Rock This Town’ and ‘Stay Hard (Live).
Six bonus tracks in perfect balance to the six “regular” songs, in waitin’ for the next full lenght of the band.
01. Top Of The Mountain 3:38
02. Metal City 3:30
03. The Power 3.56
04. Destroy All Monsters 6:05
05. Battle March / Tank Treads 5:27
06. Crash Bang Wallop (live) 4:12
07. Necessary Evil 3.56
08. Space Station #5 4:03
09. Malice In Geordieland 3:04
10. Bad Reputation 3:09
11. Rock This Town 3:51
12. Stay Hard (live) 3:05