Seraiah – Seraiah – 1992

This is the second and final, kind of, album from Seraiah but I have still been unable to find out much about this band. Their previous album was a metal classic but this album leans a little more hard rock on several tracks. Personally I really liked this album and I’m not a heavy metal kind of guy. But I do love a good hard rock album however and several tracks here fit that bill. As I said this was their last album kind of as several members went on to form the band Kid Promise and released an album with them. I’m looking forward to hearing that one soon.

1 – No More Lies – 4:04
2 – Angry Young Boy – 3:21
3 – When It Rains – 4:25
4 – Love Has No Bounds – 4:11
5 – Fever – 4:06
6 – New Kind Of Voodoo – 4:07
7 – Song And Dance – 3:44
8 – Whatever Happened To Your Love – 3:24
9 – Bullseye – 3:51
10 – Time For A Change – 4:30

Art Direction – Dawn Allen, Toni Thigpen
Bass, Backing Vocals – Tracy Ferrie
Design, Layout – Diane Painter
Drums, Percussion – Kyle Dietz
Executive-Producer – Dez Dickerson
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Quinton Gibson
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Bradley Beckey
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Photography By – Russ Harrington
Producer, Recorded By, Mixed By – Steve Griffith
Product Manager – Jackie Patillo

Companies, etc.
Mastered At – Mastermix

Seraiah – Carnival World – 1990

This is the first of two albums from Seraiah. They were formed in Indiana in 1985 by drummer Kyle Dietz and guitarist Quinton Gibson. They did release a demo in 1989 which as of this writing I haven’t heard yet but I have been told it’s quite good. There were some lineup changes before they finally got a mainstream record deal with Pure Metal for this album. The “single” was Rise Up and I understand it received fairly good airplay on Christian radio stations that dared play metal. Other than that I can’t find much info on the band but the album is pretty good and has a bit of a commercial metal feel and sound.

1 – Carnival World – 4:48
2 – Devastating Daydream – 5:23
3 – Hear Their Cry – 5:46
4 – The Nature Of Things – 4:29
5 – No More Tears To Cry – 5:02
6 – Rise Up – 3:56
7 – You Know – 3:47
8 – Helpless Without You – 4:45
9 – Let Him Take Control – 5:02
10 – Fallen Heart – 6:13

Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Michael McClung
Drums – Kyle Dietz
Guitar, Mandolin, Backing Vocals – Quinton Gibson
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Bradley Beckey
Mastered By – Jim Lloyd
Mixed By – Steve Griffith
Producer [Produced By] – Jim Erdman (tracks: 1 to 8, 10), Steve Griffith (tracks: 9)
Recorded By – Alan Chase
Written-By, Arranged By – Seraiah

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pure Metal
Copyright (c) – Pure Metal
Distributed By – Spectra Distribution
Record Company – Star Song Communications
Recorded At – Grand Slam Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Pure Metal
Copyright (c) – Pure Metal

Seraiah – Soldiers Of Jehovah – 1988

Formed in 1985 this was the first demo from Seraiah. They had 2 successful albums after this but quite frankly this little 4 song demo was some of their best work in my opinion. The songs have a little more raw a feel than their future albums but that is quite typical of a demo. In this case that raw sound really works. I absolutely love the track “Known In Hell” and it is disappointing that it never made it’s way onto one of their albums. In fact it’s a pity none of these track made it onto an album because they are all great tunes. As I’ve said in other Metal reviews this is not my preferred style of music but I really liked this demo and full suggest you give it a lesson.

1 – Rock Without Sin – 3:28
2 – Known In Hell – 4:11
3 – Never Have To Say Goodbye Again – 3:38
4 – The Light – 3:36

Bass, Backing Vocals – Michael McClung
Drums – Kyle Dietz
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Quinton Gibson
Lead Vocals – David J. McClung