TheBlast.FM - Christian Rock
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The Blast is a Christian Rock/Alternative/Metal internet radio station. The Blast Blender, is a progressive Christian top 40 station, blending pop, pop-rock, rap/hip hop/R & B, and electronic dance music. The Implosion is a Christian Metal/Hardcore/Metalcore station.
What's New in Version 4.2
added The Implosion station
misc bugs fixes and tweaks
Too Limited (maybe.)
Update: The developers contacted me about my review. They said they were incorporating more old stuff. They also said they have something for older stuff Saturdays for it. I might try it in the future.
Original review: This app caught my attention because I love Christian hard rock/metal. At first use, I thought it was okay—as it went on, however, I noticed that they would play the same songs a few hours later after they had played it a few hours previously. I then noticed that this was the regular way they did this. I kept the app after this realization, seeing if they would mix it up—they didn't.
My main problem with this app is that I think it's too limited. I think it needs WAY more older stuff, (E.G., older Disciple, Skillet, etc.) They did play some older things, but they were few and far between. I understand that you need to play new stuff, but not everyone likes the new stuff (raises hand.) I think they should mix it up a few days a week with older stuff. (When I say older stuff, I mean Disciple's Back Again, By God, etc., and Skillet's Collide, etc.)
Overall, I give this app three stars. Too limited.
Great music...when it plays
I've loved The Blast since I found. The music is great, and I've discovered a lot of awesome artists since I started using the app. But I've been having a lot of problems with the music stopping mid-song, followed by the app crashing. Also, a lot of the album art won't refresh when a new song comes along. Maybe this is a problem with my phone? I don't know.