Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock, Christian
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joe koski | about right here | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"bloodshed managed to create one of the most incredible, passionate and real albums of all time, then tragicly broke up before the entire world could witness their glory. i remeber hearing a track of theirs on a tooth and nail compilation, being amazed, and immediatly running out to go buy their album.
initially i was disapointed that thier release was only an ep, but quickly appreciated the their decision. Bloodshed do justice to the ep format (possibly prefering it, since their second release, and sadly, last release, was also an ep) by compiling 5 songs together that flow into a compact display of raw, youthful emotion.
Bloodshed's sound is a mixture of indie rock harmony that explodes into new school hardcore. created while all the members were still teenagers, the ep explodes with youthfull passion and ingeniuty. "the scarlett letter" opens the ep slowly with clean guitars before bursting into brutal hardcore, "tabletop" is a picture of a young man's yearning to be closer to God, and "outside" (the only track without printed lyrics) begins with savage, grinding guitars and ends in a catchy groove. the self titled ep ends with "last breath", which, like the opening track, begins slowly until it builds into a wall of emotion.
the standout track on the album is "martha", (which according to the band, the lyrics where "written by a child named Martha during WWII") is also the most creative, switching from hard to soft, accenting the heartbreaking lyrics of a young girl focusing on her strength while surrounded by tragic circumstances. while every song on the ep uses both hard and soft elements, this one does so both the most artisticly and with the most emotional delivery.
Bloodshed's greatest tragedy is that they broke up. featuring unbridaled passion and youthfull aggression, these young men created an album that is the epidemy of emo-core. artistic, musicly creative, and passionate, the greatest tragedy is that they broke up. i remember buying this ep when i was in high school and being amazed. hearing such an incredible album from other high schoolers ...they hit the exact chord of emotion they aim for.
i could give this album no greater recomendation. for anyone interested in emo or hardcore, you owe it to yourself to hear this ep. many bands attempt, and miss, the level of emotion and yearning that bloodshed has touched. (sean stopnick, the guitarist, now plays in stairwell, and was a member of the now defunct band innermeans, another underated hardcore tooth and nail band)"
joe koski | 01/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album is awesome to bad it is so short"
This is a great album
joe koski | 10/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys were great. They didn't last too long, but hopefully their music will live on. I wish alot more Emo bands would try to mix hardcore in at an equal part and get the same sound. I have been a big fan of the band so if anyone has any info on what the members are doing please email me Loboduc7@aol.com"