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Blindside – The Great Depression

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  1. Russell

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    Blindside – The Great Depression
    DRT Entertainment – 26th September 2005
    By Russell Garwood

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    Blindside are some pissed off Christians. Hailing from Sweden, the hard-rock quartet have been together for over a decade now, and in that time released a number of independent albums in the Christian market. While these are largely visceral hardcore, The Great Depression marks a slight change in direction for the band; hardcore screams still front the sound at times, but these are balanced by emotive singing with a distinct Robert Smith vibe. Under this, crunchy, melodic guitars tend to be relatively heavy for the style, and often segue into cleaner tones with a reflective atmosphere. In addition to these, occasional electronics prove unusual and effective. Tight drums and powerful bass constitute a solid rhythm section, and all of this combined creates an aggressive yet accessible concoction of hard rock, hardcore and emo.

    The lyrics are notably indirect, with little of the preaching a lot of faith-based musicians tend towards. They are also dark – lyricist Christian may love God but he seems pretty pissed off with the rest of the world. Songs based on his experiences with AIDs victims in South Africa certainly make for bleak listening, and have quite some impact. For fans of hard-rock/screamo, and Christian music would do well to give Blindside a listen.

    7/10

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    I almost completely detest the screamo scene, but Blindside is one of few bands from that scene I actually like. My cousin played this album for me last time I was at his house. Loved it.
     
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    Yeah.. I liked their Silence album.. might check this one out.
     
  4. _jon

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    I have loved Blindside since 1997. I didn't like this album at first, but now I love it. Strange.
     
  5. Hatebreeder

    Hatebreeder Pizzicato Heartstrings

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    I'm not a huge fan of Blindside, but as far as Christian hardcore bands go, they're definitely deserve any credit they get. Especially when crappy bands like Haste the Day are treated like gods. :puke:
     
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    PastorOfMuppets227 6/6/06 Slayer Day

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    decent review i might give it a try. i bought about a buning fire a few years ago and was pleasently suprised so i'll check this one out.
     
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    Robert Smith you stupid-whore-slut-fuck ?

    Blindside is great. and BECAUSE they are o riginal you shit

    Robert Smith?


    Nowhere



    Even




    FUCK YOU BITCH!!
    CLOSE!

    :headbang::headbang:
     
  9. Bleakest Harvest

    Bleakest Harvest \m/Misanthropic Hippy\m/

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    The silence album as pretty good as well
     
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    #11 arcturus1981, Feb 27, 2010
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