Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
About a Burning Fire (Mcup)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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"It's not easy but I'm biting my tongue off."
Matt Jacobs | Trumansburg, NY | 04/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Blindside's follow up to the solid Silence is just as pleasantly hard rocking, and more consistent throughout. They haven't changed their sound much, still pumping out very enjoyable Christian-themed hard punk, although they do take a few more chances on About a Burning Fire.
The record starts off with a few vintage Blindside tracks, "Eye of the Storm", "Follow You Down", and the single "All of Us". They all contain great hard guitars and enjoyable, catchy refrains. The next song, "Shekina", is a step in a different direction, featuring a beautiful female vocal, nice music, and some lyrics in the band's native Swedish.
The next couple songs are the most forgettable. "Hooray, It's L.A." features Billy Corgan on the guitar, but you wouldn't know if they didn't tell you. "Swallow" has a slightly infectious chorus, but these songs are merely solid, not really good. The next really good track on the album is "After You're Gone", which is a little too short. It's a great song with really haunting lyrics, and it really gets you caught up in its power.
The next couple tracks are a bit of a departure. "Where the Sun Never Dies" starts out fairly standard but ends with an unusual (for this band) techno interlude, and "Roads" is an out-of-nowhere, slow-moving song with a Western flair that's kind of hard to describe. The final song is the title track, which goes back to what Blindside does best, hard guitar riffs accompanied by towering, throat-shredding vocals. It's a good way to end an album for an album that does what they do about as good as anyone."
Ah, the Swedish
Jonathan W. Mccrary | Fayetteville, AR | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD surprised me a whole lot. I didn't know what to expect when I bought it--I was just going on a recommendation from a friend. After listening to it for a while I was absolutely hooked. I'm not much of an alt-rock/metal fan, but I absolutely love Blindside. The melodies are creative and fresh. The guitar work isn't too fancy, but it makes for great songs. The drum work is also creative. This cd is a must have for rock fans who want something fresh and innovative."
Blindside not just silence
Orrin Edenfield | Cincinnati, Ohio United States | 02/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After much anticipation with all the teasers from the free track on the website, the video for "All of Us", "Swallow" on the game Need for Speed, and the listening party at Shoutcast yesterday, I went out with one purpose today, to buy this cd! Blindside continue to innovate and push the boundaries of hard music as we know it. Hopefully this record will get more play time then Silence did here in the Midwest. I am looking forward to seeing them at Cornerstone and this record will only make that anticipation grow even more! Stand out tracks for me include: "Eye of the Storm", "All of Us", "Shekina", "Die Buying", "Hooray, Its L.A." with Billy Corgan, and "Where the Sun Never Dies."If you are a fan of hard music, intricate music, or just music that sounds good, this record is for you. The best $10.99 I have spent in a long while."