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. The Blastozoic Era is a Classic
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
added The Blastozoic Era station
misc bug fixes and tweaks
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Developer Response ,
Metalhead for Christ: Thank you for your feedback. We have added back some of the vintage music from bands like Disciple and Skillet into our regular rotation. We also have a show called The Blastozoic Era...which has been running for years...and it has expanded from 3 hours to 6 hours weekly. It airs Saturday nights from 6 to Midnight USA/Canadian Central Time. As to newer songs coming every few hours, we are a hit music rock station, not a randomizing jukebox. That repeat is going to happen...it is not going to change. But hopefully you will like the influx of 1-3 older tunes per hour.
Love the music.
- Sometimes repeats the same stuff too much at the same time of day each day (i.e. 7 am everyday sometimes same songs as 5 pm)
- Controls are too small to touch in car. 128 is too high use while driving in 3G mode.
- I wish we could give ratings to songs we like, like thumbs up or down.
- I wish we could operate it from the lock screen.
- have the app not lock screen or stream name of songs across screen
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- 18.1 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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