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Bloodmoon - Voidbound
22 October 2013


01. Voidbound
02. Back World
03. The Singing Flame


Mixing: Greg Wilkinson
Mastering: Billy Anderson
Cover art: Shelby Ulibarri


Okay dokey, it's Boxcar Willy here coming atchya from the good ol' Canadian north eh. Everything peaches and cream? Good to hear eh?

Bulldozing their way onto the scene in the fine year of two thousand and ten, a southern Cali-forn-i-an band by the name of Bloodmoon released their critically acclaimed debut Orenda which was reviewed here way back when in our clandestine cuts. Since then, the band has been busy as a left-handed beaver writing and recording for the recently released opus Voidbound.

The album features three tracks, combined together to give us approximately 38 minutes of pure sludgy fury. Voidbound is rich and thick, like a bucket of fresh tapped maple syrup. It's sludgy, but has a nice sweet flavour of melody and nice colour of prog. The three piece manages to create a thick and textured sound almost effortlessly, like a sharpened pair of skates through a fresh rink of ice at an early morning practice, the guitar slices it's way through with it's unique and muddy tone. The bass fills in for any gaps in the sound better than an NHL player's dentures. The technical but not over the top drums manage to stay where they belong, deep within the mix. Their sound is softer than a brand new flannel shirt (which is always a plus in this humble Northerner's opinion). The soft sound cuts all the unpleasant edge away for the sound; it mixes very well with the warm and fuzzy production. The music manages to remain catchy, even with the lengthy tracks (some almost as long as a period of the good ol' hockey game eh)

Overall, this album makes me just about as happy as if the Leafs won the great lord Stanley this year*. At least this album is real though, and not just a figment of Canadians' imaginations.

*For the record, I'm a St. Louis Blues fan, YA JUDGE ME.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 8
Production: 8


 



Written on 30.12.2013 by
BoxCar Willy
Str8 thuggin since 96

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Troy Killjoy - 30.12.2013 at 21:10  
Are left-handed beavers busier than right-handed ones? I'll have to look into that...

Decent review, although a little heavy on the simile/metaphor action.
J. N. - 30.12.2013 at 22:38  
So, when's the review starting?
BoxCar Willy - 30.12.2013 at 23:23  
Written by J. N. on 30.12.2013 at 22:38

So, when's the review starting?

Never, maybe.
Apothecary - 31.12.2013 at 00:53  
Oh cool, they're finally here with a full LP. I really enjoyed Orenda when it came out, so I'll definitely be checking this out. Also, fuck the haters: good review, even if it's a bit on the abstract side
mordecai - 31.12.2013 at 02:06  
Listening to the opening track right now... loving the vocals! Is it the drummer who sings like that?
MechanisT - 31.12.2013 at 14:05  
Nice work on the review and on the find, Box. I am quite liking this album at the moment.
LeKiwi - 02.01.2014 at 19:31  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.12.2013 at 21:10
...although a little heavy on the simile/metaphor action.

Just what I was thinking, but I'm intrigued to say the least.
LeKiwi - 02.01.2014 at 19:31  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.12.2013 at 21:10
...although a little heavy on the simile/metaphor action.

Just what I was thinking, but I'm intrigued to say the least.

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