Life & Death – album overview
On their latest effort “Life & Death”, Blowsight immediately assault the listener with the energized opening track “It’s Me You’re Looking For”. With their fierce first single “This Pain”, the listener immediately realizes Blowsight are a band with ambitions that have no limit. Perhaps the best examples of this limitless ambition are the bluesy, swinging anthem “Red Riding Blues” and the seven minute long opus “Dystopia II” which can only be described as the offspring of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody mating with November Rain by Guns N Roses. “Dystopia II” showcases singer Nick Red’s amazing vocal abilities, and goes through various transitions, while steadily building and solidly erupting in climax toward the end as an almost subliminal thunderclap leaves the listener in tears wanting more. After just one listen to this album, it’s easy to see Blowsight really do play what they want, and they play it well. One cannot however ignore what just might be the catchiest song from “Life & Death”, entitled “Hit on the Radio”. The song has this infectious popmetalpunk chorus that finds its way back into the listener’s mind long after the stereo has been turned off. The guitars are so damn heavy, with just the right amount of buzz, the vocals are strong and melodic, while the beat is solid and even dance-able. It’s difficult to say if this is a modern rock or pop song because… it is both, and it is something that only Blowsight can deliver. Prepare yourself… the popmetalpunk invasion has begun.