Blinded By Faith - Weapons Of Mass Distraction review
|Band:||Blinded By Faith|
|Album:||Weapons Of Mass Distraction|
|Release date:||May 2007|
01. Impact Prologue
02. Weapons Of Mass Distraction
03. Global Denial
04. Consortium Y2K
05. Barcode Blindfold
06. Elite Insight
07. Finger On The Trigger
08. An Ordinary Day (In North America)
09. The Dead Don't Talk
10. ...Game Over
Canada's Blinded by Faith is one hell of a band, mixing mainly Black, Death, Thrash and what-not together into a melodic, beautiful, fresh, aggressive sound. Their second full-length studio album is a juggernaut of an album. Weapons of Mass Distraction features meaningful lyrics throughout a display of deadly musicianship.
Blinded by Faith is another talented combo from Montreal, characterized by melodies a la Children of Bodom laid on rhythm a la Dimmu Borgir and guitar work between Soilwork and Dark Tranquillity. I am at a loss of words to clarify fully what their music sound like, however, I could write pages to explain how good this album is. This record has no apparent flaws, and a ton of surprising elements, wrapped into a dynamic package. The six-piece ensemble is blessed by a terrific rhythmic section with Julien Marcotte on drums and Vincent Roy on bass guitar; it also features two fantastic guitar players with Daniel Gingras and Pascal Côté. Their singer, Tommy Demers, can rival with the best vocalists around. Meanwhile Danny Émond's keyboards are an integral part of the band's identity.
Despite all the difference influences, at the end of the day, Blinded by Faith remains a Black Metal band. Dimmu Borgir's influences are clear on a track like 'Elite Insight', complete with haunting keys and progressive rhythm and scorching voices. The lyrics, however, are a lot more mature than your average Metal band. Danny Émond and Daniel Gingras did a fantastic job at writing meaningful lyrics about what has been going on in the world in recent years.
Breaking all boundaries between genres, Weapons of Mass Distraction might just be one of 2007 best works whether you consider it a Black Metal album or not. It's been topping my play-list for a while now, and it looks like it will stay there for a long time. Anyone interested in the melodic Black Metal sound should check out this album immediately.
Written on 05.08.2007 by
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