Blood on the Dance Floor
Bad Blood


2.5
average

Review

by Shaun David II USER (6 Reviews)
September 2nd, 2013 | 46 replies


Release Date: 09/03/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bad Blood has the greatest improvements from the band, including dropping the abysmal lyrics and having stable, diverse beats on each song, but the album is still flawed.

For Blood on the Dance Floor, it hasn't been an easy path, as their bad reputation has been dragging their more recent accomplishments down with their abominable past. What is somewhat amusing, though, is that they did it to themselves by releasing all of those absolute tragedies before their fifth LP, "Evolution", while being completely oblivious to the fact that everyone was going to hate their music or take it as a joke, so you really can't be sorry for them. As for their released content, I feel as though that Evolution, The Anthem of the Outcast, and now, Bad Blood, are the only LPs and EP to be taken seriously by this duo, as to most people, it's the only listenable content that they have released. However, this album is their best to be released, as Blood on the Dance Floor has shown the most maturity between the span of Evolution and Bad Blood because of two key things: they kissed the sexually explicit lyrics goodbye and they didn't fill their tracklist with cheesy, spoken interludes.

When the LP begins with "Unchained", you may be already wanting to turn this album away because of the beginning verse. Dahvie is already spilling the lyrics about being underestimated, which is one of the reasons why this album is flawed. Dahvie obviously doesn't understand that the more he keeps writing music about him being judged by his past problems, the more that people will keep bringing it up to use against him. This is one problem of Blood on the Dance Floor's that needs to be patched and terminated quickly, otherwise they won't be able to reach the maturity level of an actual band. This does appear to be a big downfall of this album since four of the thirteen tracks are like this.
The big high-points of this album are their "touching" songs, if you would call them that. It may not be the most appropriate term to use, considering Dahvie's background with underage girls, yet it is the best way to describe these songs' styles. "Always and Forever", "Redeemer", "Divided We Fall", and "Something Grimm" are arguably the best tracks on Bad Blood because you can tell that they handled them with care. The beats were produced amazingly, and Jayy's vocals were best on "Redeemer", in my opinion.

Dahvie Vanity has his certain times to shine as well, though not as frequent as Jayy, including his beginning part on "Behomyth", and the album's title track, "Bad Blood", yet it feels as though that Jayy had a bigger impact on this album. He has more parts of his own, so Vanity learned how to share a spotlight (even though it wasn't very bright in the first place). Another high-point was how well Dahvie and Jayy clashed on "Revenge Will Have It's Day", as they worked out as a duo best here than on any track that they had recorded in the past (not to mention the amazing groove at the very beginning of the track).

Then, there comes another lowest point of the album: the whole track "I Refuse To Sink". I honestly hate this song with a burning passion, as it has the worst case of spoken lyrics ever, especially from Jayy's verse, which is very surprising, since it is usually Vanity's biggest problem. It's a big, unwanted mess, and definitely did not need to be on this album.
With the most significant changes on this album, both good and bad, "Bad Blood" is just one big grab bag that will bring in fans, both old and new, and push away others, whether they be ex-fans or people that just downright hate Blood on the Dance Floor. I do feel as though these two would be better at producing beats for other artists, as they don't deliver their lyrics with as much quality as they do with the beats that go with them. Blood on the Dance Floor learns the dos and don'ts of music, even though it may be one album at a time. Whether they keep learning or fall back down into the ***hole that they were in before, who knows.

Hey, at least they aren't under the same category as Brokencyde anymore, and everyone knows how awful they are...

Recommended Tracks:
Revenge Will Have It's Day
Always and Forever
Something Grimm
Redeemer



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Comments:Add a Comment 
whatshisname
September 2nd 2013


179 Comments


I disagree, but good review, pos.

SuperstitionFantasy
September 2nd 2013


46 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Much appreciated!

YoYoMancuso
September 2nd 2013


11224 Comments


not again

Millstone
September 2nd 2013


367 Comments


why r u hatin

GarlicBreath
September 2nd 2013


150 Comments


These Loli-core bellends still exist? Wow.

Good review too

HypedMerchant
September 2nd 2013


333 Comments


i forgot this band existed honestly

Gwyn.
September 2nd 2013


15331 Comments


So are they still raping drunk girls

Digging: Grief - Come to Grief

Freddey
September 2nd 2013


135 Comments


This band is UNBELIEVABLY bad.

FrozenVain
September 3rd 2013


2486 Comments


Fakecore

PortraitsOfDecay
September 3rd 2013


245 Comments


Oh god that art is hilarious!

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 3rd 2013


495 Comments


Can someone seriously explain the appeal to me?
I can generally empathize but I'm genuinely drawing a blank.
I feel like if I can understand the appeal it wont bother me as much as it does.

titlefightmeirl
September 3rd 2013


659 Comments


do they even take themselves seriously? I mean, how can anyone with half a brain listen to this kind of stuff and believe it's actually a form of art?

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 3rd 2013


495 Comments


I even get Limp Bizkit, but I don't get this. It's not even catchy, its like trailer trash popcore

Mort.
September 3rd 2013


4072 Comments


they've released 6 LPs in 6 years.. I wonder how much time they actually spend on their releases?

Oh and good review. pos

Digging: Rorschach - Protestant

Brabiz
September 3rd 2013


282 Comments


Oh god. How do they even have 5+ releases?

Mort.
September 3rd 2013


4072 Comments


because scene girls keep on buying their records..............

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 4th 2013


495 Comments


BUT WHY D:

DaRandomJ
September 5th 2013


1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

I honestly loved this album by them, huge improvement. I am a fan of BOTDF but I honestly think Dahvie needs to stop saying "I do not care what people think about me" Because songs like "Crucified By Your Lies" tell how much he cares what people think, other than that this album was pretty awesome! I look forward to their on coming music to see if they can fix their flaws. Bring it to me BOTDF!

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 5th 2013


495 Comments


Trolllllllllllllllllllolololol

JustinKing
September 5th 2013


1367 Comments


I'm so fucking glad I don't have to be subjected to this drivel anymore.



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