Blinded Colony
Bedtime Prayers


4.0
excellent

Review

by crazycobs USER (6 Reviews)
May 23rd, 2007 | 28 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: All in all this is a solid effort from Blinded Colony and with only 9 tracks it leaves u begging for more.

Blinded Colony, previously known as Stigmata are a Swedish based Metal band who‘s sound can be categorised into the Scandinavian death metal scene incorporating and heavily influenced by the Gothenburg sound. It’s hard to say they’re anything groundbreaking as they follow the same path as bands such as Soilwork but they do so in a good way.

Members:
Johan Schuster – vocals
Tobias Olsson – guitar
Johan Blomstrom – guitar
Roy Erlandsson – bass
Staffan Franzen – drums

The album kicks of with a bang, a single guitar is heard and all of a sudden blinded colony kick in with a pure adrenaline filled opener “My Halo”. In fact the majority of this nine track album follows suite, its full of fast paced drum lines, thick bass and crushing guitars but this is where ill stop. One thing I couldn’t shake out of my head when listing to this album through was how all of the guitar riffs reminded me of Soilwork apart from the odd song guitar wise there is nothing new here. Despite this Johan is an amazing vocalist, his growl reminds me of Ander’s (In Flames vocalist for all of those cave dwellers) higher pitched screaming and his singing voice is pretty awesome to, in fact some of Johan’s finest moments are the more melodic sections.

Ok more about the album ey. Well The album opener is just perfect and is what u should expect from a young metal band. Its fast paced and just doesn’t let up, pure testosterone filled metal. The tempo drops a bit for the title track unfortunately but still “Bedtime Prayers” contains some pretty good guitar riffage and synth sounds, but then “Once Bitten Twice Shy” kicks in. Damn this song is good, I can see this being a great mosh, sing along track, it is more then worthy of being Blinded colonies first single. The middle section of the album follows suite bringing more catchy chorus’s and great but almost plagiarised guitar riffs, highlights from here are “Revelation, Now!” which tackles religion, a track worth downloading.

The last to songs if the album are definitely worth listening out for, track 8 “In Here” starts with probably the most original well thought out riff on the album and just doesn’t let up, its chorus is massive and its breakdowns are bone crushing. This track was the first I ever heard from Blinded colony and I’m glad it was shown to me, download it or better still buy the album (not because I’m saying you have to but because I don’t really agree with downloading… For some reason! The album finisher “Heart” is another stand out track and brings the album to a nice close. It’s the most melodic song o the album and the bands second single, the verses are sung with screamed breakdowns and an emotional chorus.

So If you’re a fan of Soilwork, new In Flames material and other young melodic death metal bands check this album out but don’t expect anything new just expect a fun listen.

+++
Fast paced adrenalin fuelled music
Great Vocalist

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Unoriginal guitar riffs
The middle of the album is somewhat forgettable. At least the beginning and end are great!

This is my 4th review well 3rd I juts re wrote this. I don’t mind getting comments about if you like the band or not that’s great I love to see what people listen to but id like someone to give my reviewing style a critical look, otherwise I’m not going to improve.

Thanks!

Oh btw - Download (or buy)
In Here
Heart
My Halo
Once Bitten Twice Shy



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Comments:Add a Comment 
BallsToTheWall
May 23rd 2007


44805 Comments


this is a great cd. once bitten twice shy and in here completely own. They're not quite as good as scar symmetry though

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

TheHamburgerman
May 23rd 2007


1300 Comments


Meh, you started somewhat fine, but as I got to the track by track review, I must say that this review lacks a great amount of information.

Confessed2005
May 23rd 2007


3314 Comments


More information!

But I'm not going to neg it, as it is only your second review.

This sounds like something I might enjoy if I actually bothered to check them out.

rmgebhardt
May 23rd 2007


32 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Decent CD. Remind me a lot of Scar Symmetry, but not quite as good. There are also a few Soilwork & Still Remains riffs and structures that Blinded Colony seem to rip off as well. But still decent.

Slaytan
May 23rd 2007


1186 Comments


More info would have been nice. Try doing a summary instead of TBT too, they're more effective, IMO anyway.

I haven't heard much of this band, but I suppose they warrant a listen or two...

BallsToTheWall
May 23rd 2007


44805 Comments


you should also check out sonic syndicate pretty similar stuff but good

Wizard
May 24th 2007


19616 Comments


Good review. This cd strangely sounds like Raunchy's 'Death Pop Romance' (except for the vocals). Almost note for note.

Digging: Hans Zimmer - Interstellar

jrowa001
May 24th 2007


8750 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

these guys are pretty good. so far the album is enjoyable but it could be a lot better. reminds me a lot of soilwork (which is a good thing). decent review

SylentEcho
June 30th 2007


1574 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i freakin love this album!

BallsToTheWall
July 29th 2007


44805 Comments


Blinded Colony,Soilwork,Scar Symmetry and soilwork would a downright sick tour

Pebster49
September 17th 2007


2993 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

They sound like Soilwork but more Hardcore Influcenes, espically in the vocals.

SylentEcho
September 17th 2007


1574 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

theyre better than Soilwork IMO. :D

BallsToTheWall
September 17th 2007


44805 Comments


Not sure.This Message Edited On 12.07.07

beans
January 9th 2008


2332 Comments


this album is really good, once bitten twice shy is an awesome song. I just wish it was longer...

Timothee
November 4th 2008


29 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

wtf are with some of these comments?..

they sound nothing like scar symmetry...rofl...

Also to add, Soilwork is better in every possible way...
(they still dont even sound close to soilwork)

This is a descent cd, but the comparisons are horrible...


BallsToTheWall
November 4th 2008


44805 Comments


Blinded Colony sound like a better Sonic Syndicate while embracing melo death lite like the other bands mentioned. Make like a tree...and get... t-- --ck -u-. Fill in the blanks.

Timothee
November 4th 2008


29 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

not only are they all 3 different styles of metal.... lol. "embracing..." how bout no. also to add, sonic syndicate is ALSO not similar. They are probably closer than the other two comparisons ( because the lack of goodness o.0 )

(Sonic syndicate only use guitars to sound heavy. most simplistic guitar work EVER done.)

BallsToTheWall
November 4th 2008


44805 Comments


This doesn't sound like Sonic Syndicate? Ok,not... Same vocal styles and patterns, they both abuse synthesizers, and both play similar structures and a alck of solos. Three different types of metal? Fuck off.

jingledeath
November 4th 2008


7104 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

they are only compared because they are all within the same genre.MELODIC DEATH although I'd say sonic syndicate is more like commercial metalcore but what ever.
but I do think that scar symmetry are in a league of their own and these guys although good, really don't deserve to be compared to them.

BallsToTheWall
November 4th 2008


44805 Comments


Well first of all, anyone who classifies Sonic Syndicate and Blinded Colony as melo death is sadly mistaken and should be shot in the face with a 45. Singing? hardcore barking? There is nothing death metal, at all, about either of these bands. And it's quite humorous/retarded to think that people do.



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