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This is my new review of Bloodlined Calligraphy, some people thought the other one was crappy, which is fine it was crappy and I appreciate the criticism.
-hope this one is betterÖÖÖ
Blooodlined Calligraphy is I guess what you would call a metal core band, the mix a heavy aspect with a melodic one. The music though isnít really made to sound all that great. The band has two very skilled guitarists that I know and Iím sure many people can agree have a lot of potential that isnít shown on this album.
As you can probably figure out by the genre, this band likes their breakdowns and has no guitar solos. I donít mind the breakdowns I like them they give you something to nod your head to. Anyway BLC is really good about keeping it fresh and new they never really ever repeat riffs (none it all from what I heard) and they have a new catchy breakdown in every song youíre probably not going to get recycled riffs from this band. Both guitarists in the band have got some pretty impressive riffs that they play, and that is one of best things about this band. The band has a variety of upbeat harmonized riffs in most of their songs and the breakdown even though a lot of metal heads donít appreciate them are a huge part of what keeps the band bearable. The guitarists do sound a little of at times when they do vibratos, as if they are lost and donít entirely now were the want to go with those vibratos. Harmonics a really not an issue for this band, they handle themselves very well with their harmonics, and they donít really get old.
The band has an excellent drummer he keeps things going along pretty smoothly he does a nice job. Iím not an expert with drums at all; I canít even keep a beat for more than a measure so I donít have a lot to say about them other than that I think they are good for this band.
Alley is a skilled vocalist who also has a lot of potential that again is not really obvious on this album. She is probably one of the most talented female vocalists in metal right now, although her vocals are a little bit sloppy compared to those of Angela Gassow from
Arch enemy but they are stronger and a more impressive than Angelaís.
I donít really ever pay that much attention to the bass in any band because I donít really like bass; itís only there in my opinion to make everything sound thicker. This bassist however is a really good bassist that you can hear often on this album and he does a really good job, his finger work often watches that of the guitarists. Thatís the only reason that I can appreciate him, he riffs on his bass, which is awesome.
A variety of damage is in my opinion the best song on the cd, it has a nice combination of breakdowns and harmonized riffs. The song starts of with a simple chord progression (the drummer does some cool stuff here) and from there they go into a breakdown, a really good breakdown. After that a pretty fast paced harmonized riffs gives the song a nice sound. The song stops for a second after that and alley comes in with a few words in her normal voice, and then the song goes into another break down. It starts of with a pretty decent scream and then she layers the vocals so that there is a high scream and a deep one going at the same time, itís so awesome, this song is some of there best work and it shows their potential as a group. It makes me want to buy their next cd when It comes out, so give them a chance Iím sure that they will be a lot better in the future.