Soul Blind
Feel It All Around


3.8
excellent

Review

by Jesper L. STAFF
November 23rd, 2022 | 30 replies


Release Date: 11/11/2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: wait this reminds me of that one band what are they called again

For a record as deeply unoriginal as Feel It All Around, it is an immensely gratifying listening experience that spotlights a revival of a revival of a genre. Soul Blind do not aim to innovate; instead, the band accomplish an excellent balance and composure between grunge and shoegaze. With wonderfully dense and distorted guitars at the helmet, their debut album is equal parts intense and soothing while throwing it back to the ‘90s and mid-2010s alike. Thick melodies expand, propel, and cave in, while an oasis of (occasionally awkward) vocal inflections instill a sense of memorability. The explosive ‘Tribe’ forms a major highlight as it takes the record’s blueprint of dense tones and massive choruses to an extreme, however, a constant hint of despair exists in its sonic basement. With the exception of the brooding ‘Sparkle’ trading the darkness (no sun) of Feel It All Around for more explicit daylight, the album ends up feeling somewhat homogenous. Besides this, you won’t exactly be finding any of Soul Blind’s lyrics on teenage wrists anytime soon: regardless, each line is highly catchy and perfectly hummable. While the record’s flaws and failures are rather obvious, such complaints are bound to mean nothing to hardcore fans of graze, quite the contrary; this is an absolute treat we are happy to take a big bite out of. If anything, this first full length shows that Soul Blind are narrowly headed for great things, perhaps even heavenward if they continue to slowly crush it.




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Comments:Add a Comment 
JesperL
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2022


4859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

spot them all and win nothing

AsleepInTheBack
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2022


7623 Comments


nice words pos

Teal
November 23rd 2022


462 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Awesome review. I was thinking about covering this one but you did the album justice. Soul Blind have an interesting thing going. I personally hope they take their sound into further extremes. Keep upping the heaviness and lean even more into the shoegaze parts too.

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2022


4859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

thank u both!

yeah i have high hopes for this band if they improve their songwriting a bit and bury those vocals in the mix lol

cold
November 23rd 2022


6618 Comments


slow crush much better agreed

loveisamixtape
November 23rd 2022


11833 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

good review probably but



ugh

cold
November 23rd 2022


6618 Comments


narrow head much better agreed


loveisamixtape
November 23rd 2022


11833 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

all of this shit is AI generated drop d power chord music with reverb. superheaven was a mistake





bigweinerdon
November 23rd 2022


2408 Comments


Gave this a rip and didn’t care for it

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2022


4859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

"superheaven was a mistake"

take that back :'[

SteakByrnes
November 23rd 2022


28220 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this one of them shoe fellas

JayEnder
November 23rd 2022


16263 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Needs more Phantom Pool.

loveisamixtape
November 23rd 2022


11833 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this is not a shoe fella, it’s so boring that it’s upsetting, death 2 grungegaze



i’m done now sorry and again i’m sure it’s a good review jesper 🔥

JesperL
Staff Reviewer
November 23rd 2022


4859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

hahaha no need to apologise love, thank u tho!!

Calc
November 23rd 2022


16989 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

enjoyed this when I heard it. gotta give it a few more listens. it's definitely not aiming to change the world that's for true

JayEnder
November 25th 2022


16263 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Sparkle is honestly so good

mrdogthrow
November 25th 2022


2000 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thought i would enjoy this more

vox kinda annoy me

SitarHero
November 25th 2022


14487 Comments


Is this album being named after a classic Washed Out tune a coincidence or...?

TooManyFriends
November 27th 2022


3474 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

sparkle is really good ya



this is fine but it can’t lick narrow head/fleshwater/etc.’s jockstrap

Prancer
November 28th 2022


1435 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this was pretty disappointing. it has none of the catchiness that their Third Chain EP had.



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