BLOOD I BLEED - Gods out of Monsters
LABEL: Selfmadegod Records
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Blood I Bleed
The Dutch four-piece Blood I Bleed play grindcore. The music on Gods out of Monsters is conventional and have a strong vibe of punk and hardcore to it. The songs are mostly very fast and I like that, but a big problem here is that there is little diversity to make it exciting.
A big part of the problem is the vocals. The vocals are an overexcited type of shouting and it just doesn't work very well. The vocals tend to be monotone and drown out a lot of what is going on in the songs. I think it's a shame as the four-piece do try to make the music itself varied, but thanks to the vocals it's very difficult to tell the songs apart and that does get annoying right away.
But I also miss something in the music itself. It is like Blood I Bleed don't quite have the same ability to write good grindcore like Nasum, The Arson Project or Brutal Truth do. Too often it ends up as a noisy blur.
The thin guitar production doesn't help much either. It just makes it even worse. I hate to say it, but Gods out of Monsters isn't a very exciting effort. No matter how I twist and turn it I can't find a song that is interesting. Sure a few okay things pop up along the way, but I miss the catchy parts that so many of the bigger bands have in the music.