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Blood Red

Blood Red: HostageHostage (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: moldymoldy
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Coming home from school is always a rather depressing time for me. I have to leave my friends from up here and go back to place where most of the people I used to hang out with have moved away and it leaves me feeling empty. Blood Red is a band that has been able to convey my feelings of depressio.
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Coming home from school is always a rather depressing time for me. I have to leave my friends from up here and go back to place where most of the people I used to hang out with have moved away and it leaves me feeling empty. Blood Red is a band that has been able to convey my feelings of depression of home and disgust of the suburban neighborhood and lifestyle.

Blood Red came from two Long Island melodic hardcore bands and form a excellent post-hardcore band that doesn't get bogged down in trying to expand the musical landscape, but instead plays a passionate melodic music that while still able to rock but isn't afraid to show a softer side. I think a good musical comparison would be 7 Seconds meet the older U2 material.

I think that Tommy Corrigan, formally of Silent Majority, is an excellent singer, at times he does sing very emotional songs that just drip ache and hurt like on Medicate By Weight and Our Lady of Mayhem which is a solo piano, while on songs like Conscience Calling, Self Defense, and City Mouse he lets his pent up rage and angst take over.

Overall I think that this is a really strong debut release for this band, if you like emotional bands that are feed up with life and society rather than girls then you should check these guys out.

 


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10feettall (December 18, 2011)

i love the songs on this album, very porwerful

Anonymous (July 26, 2005)

This release is great but the last release "bad to worse" is sooooo good. Its on State of Mind Recordings. sick package and best 4 songs by BLOOD RED ever!

Anonymous (June 1, 2004)

honestly, this is weak.

there are GREAT songs on this album (see numbers 1, 2 and 7) but overall i think they missed what they were going for.

their debut EP on redwood records is phenomenal, and a new ep entitled "BAD TO WORSE" will be out this summer and it BLOWS ALL THEIR OTHER STUFF OUT OF THE WATER!

Anonymous (December 27, 2002)

sounds like something i'd rather read the lyric sheet to than listen to.

Anonymous (December 25, 2002)

you can listen to it on emusic.com

http://www.emusic.com/cd/10716/10716904.html

Geetarchick (December 25, 2002)

They are indeed a good band. I saw them when they came to Chicago and bought their album. I dig it, but there's a few weak spots. I think i liked them live better than recorded.

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