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Review: Bloodoline - Storm & Brilliance
Storm & Brilliance

Label: Panik Terror Musik
Year released: 2005
Duration: 38:06
Tracks: 13
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: January 14, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Storm & Brilliance

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

Well, this band wanted me to review this so bad, they sent their promo twice. Bloodoline (No, that's not a typo.) are a BM band from Spain making their debut on Plastichead sub-label Panik Terror Musik. This isn't a terrible disc, but it's not great either.

The arrangements and melodies on this thing are not too bad, sounding rather like old Enslaved in places, but the songwriting overall is pretty bland, with not much to perk it up and make it stand out from the other 10,000 wanna-be Black Metal bands in the world. The production is pretty weak – not raw or grim, just feeble – and the vocals are really, really bad, being of the Thomas Lindbergh "My voice is changing and I must scream" school of thought. Overall the music is serviceable BM, but the yapping, squealing vocals pretty much render it unlistenable.

Not a band without potential, but still with far to go to catch up to fellow countrymen like Berserk and Halstatt.

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