Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bloodshot Dawn - Demons

Melodeath is one of those genres that played a crucial role in the early years of death metal but now seems all but died out. So when a band comes out who manage to play melodeath at a high level and get the listener excited for the future of the genre. Demons is one such a record that proves this type of music still has a lot to be said. Bloodshot Dawn understand the fundamental nature of melodic death metal and their tightly honed attack is one that few will forget. Billed by Metalsucks as 'melodeath done right' the future seems bright for these guys.

The thing is, Bloodshot Dawn have a very distinct quality to their riffs that I think gives them a distinct flavor few of their peers can compare too. These are songs that rage and rip, tearing apart the listener as they sit, beat into submission by a delicious release that you will spin time and time again. The fact of the matter is that Bloodshot Dawn have been able to put out a release that outdoes the latest At The Gates album by leaps and bounds. This is an album that hearkens back to the grand old days of melodeath but also points at something greater. There is a wonderful sense of drama and bombast here and I think that is a crucial element that keeps me coming back.

At the end of the day, Bloodshot Dawn are going to keep your head banging and body rocking because they are top notch songwriters who have managed to put out an album that is incredibly engaging. Without a dull moment Demons will prove to you that Bloodshot Dawn are perhaps one of the most crucial metal bands to watch in 2014. Though they're still a cult act now, I think it's only a matter of time before they burst out and get the mainstream recognition and praise that they so richly deserve.

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