|Review: Searing I - Bloodshred|
Label: Black Lotus Records
Year released: 2006
Review online: November 25, 2006
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
Rated 3/5 (60%) (1 Vote)
Here we have yet another Swedish death/thrash band. The band was formed in 1999 from former members of a band named Prophecy. I will give these guys some credit for at least not giving up since it took four demos before they were able to land a deal with Black Lotus Records. Unfortunately that is about the best thing I can say about this band.
This band is not terrible by any stretch of the imagination it is just that there isn't much to get excited about on this disc. The musicianship is excellent which really isn't a surprise coming from Sweden but that certainly isn't enough to carry this album for more than a couple of songs. This album suffers from the dreaded "M" word…mediocrity. If you have heard one song on the album you have pretty much heard them all. Two main things really stood out to me on this disc as the biggest failings. The vocals really seemed to lose steam as the disc went on and by the midpoint they were falling into the annoying zone. Far and away though the biggest problem is the lack of any real originality in the songwriting department. There are a couple of changes between songs here and there but for the most part you have 14 songs with the same tempo, structure and even very close to the same running time.
There is certainly talent in this band and hopefully they can show it the next time out but as far as Bloodshred goes it is pretty generic.
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