Blood Stain Child
Cyberia


3.0
good

Review

by pizzamachine USER (631 Reviews)
May 12th, 2024 | 16 replies


Release Date: 05/08/2024 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Growing pains without the riffs.

Blood Stain Child have been on a very slow downward trajectory since their best singers left the band. In a clear attempt to evolve, BSC have released two albums in 2024, with different musical styles. Cyberia shares similarities to the band’s OG sound, yet is a beast of its own. The ultimate product is less melodic death metal, and more generic, anime inspired video game pop rock. The electronic pop and screams remain, bringing to mind their song Stargazer. Their guitar shredding aspects are mostly incredibly diminished, with some trance bits still intact. I speak for everyone when I say the riffs are missed. The slamming drums are also absent, and I definitely miss their spine-tingling screams.

A new singer is introduced here, singing along with their usual main singer. This new voice sounds like a polished mix between their previous singers that sang Last Stardust and their album Epsilon. Strangely, rather than utilizing this beautiful voice in full, they use their other - much less decent - singer in heaps. The result is a fairly awkward album that has the potential to be an exuberant, deliciously melodic release with a stunning new singer, and it falls short of glory. This could have easily been the reincarnation of BSC’s best works, yet instead we’re reminded that they’re quite washed up in terms of their old school trance-y melodic death metal. Out with the old and in with the new, yet their transition is quite surprising. Catchy choruses are certainly included in these poppy tracks, and traces of their old melodies remain. However, it’s clear that the sound found in this album could’ve used some more time and production.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
pizzamachine
May 12th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not bad.

ToSmokMuzyki
May 12th 2024


11316 Comments


"melodic death metalelectronicmetalcore"

ugggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Dmax28
May 12th 2024


1294 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Metalia is better

ToSmokMuzyki
May 12th 2024


11316 Comments


definitely hotter ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Hawks
May 12th 2024


89439 Comments


Gonna jam both. Epsilon is one of my fav melodeath albums ever tbh.

pizzamachine
May 12th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Jam this too: https://youtu.be/RatlVONRSlA?feature=shared

bellovddd
May 12th 2024


6327 Comments


sounds like this will be right down my ally. I must jam

frozencarl
May 12th 2024


1680 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Metalia is better [2]



cleans kinda sound like newer Enter Shikari but not in a good way

pizzamachine
May 12th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Metalia is defs better

DaveyMonsoon
May 12th 2024


1132 Comments


Album cover giving hella AI-generated vibes

pizzamachine
May 12th 2024


27338 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Lol yeah

ToSmokMuzyki
May 12th 2024


11316 Comments


nah ai is better than that

Butkuiss
May 13th 2024


7212 Comments


I had a soft spot for their early stuff but everything after Stargazer really loses me (and the plot imho)

alamo
May 15th 2024


5592 Comments


is last stardust on spotify yet

ShadowNeko
May 16th 2024


357 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

This is their worst album ever made. Big L

Sell-outs and soul-less BS

Those spoken word Vocals are not even funny

cringe asf

ShadowNeko
May 16th 2024


357 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Last Stardust and Epsilon stomps this nonsense.

Ryu is a control-freak. This just sucks.



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