Blindside - Blindside
You wanna talk about one of the most underrated, least talked about Emo-Core albums in the genre's short history.
Let's do it...Let's chat around about how flippin raw and perfected this album is. Why has it been unaquainted? Cause we're all so very predictable... O that's christian.... must be pure soft lord lover stuff. And yeah, some of us out there have known differently for a while.
For the better part of ten-twelve years, Blindside has been recording albums, but nowhere in that time do they have a stronger effort than their self-titled debut. The final track "Never" takes the simplistic grungy energy of Nirvana and needles it together with Pantera and the days of Vulgar Display of Power. Yet, lead man has a spoken word tone so very similiar to Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) at times.
Lead track Invert is much different. Chalk full of deep basslines that energize this scratchy rip rocking metal remisnescent of -screw it-, no one. "Glad you came to my senses, CAUSE I DIDN'T!!!!"
Though a good portion of this album is bland, its due to fantastic energy and writing on the strong songs like "Superman" or "Daughter" which feature a hostile inspiration to wail your body around like you're 17 again. Solitaryman knows EXACTLY what I mean!!!! Man I remember listening to track seven Replay with my friend Lee. We'd get all strung up on beer and mosh one on one to that shit! SO JUST SHUT YOUR EYES!!!! AND COVER UP YOUR EARS, CAN'T SEE MY EYES CAUSE MY MOUTH IS TOO WIDE OPEN ...."One Mind" also strikes some chords of ultra outburst inspiration
I'm done...I think we all benefitted from this little talk...I undusted another indie classic, and if you don't know the passion and raw let it loose melodies of this album already, you just got educated on one of the most phenomenal metal records going back as far as twenty years ago.
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