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Blissful Stream: Dead Religious

March 13, 2018
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With an overall eclectic and diverse sound, Blissful Stream sew doom, sludge, heavy metal and hard rock together to create an overall head nodding and unique listen. Through this one man band’s newest offering Dead Religious, you are presented with four new tracks that take all of the aforementioned genres and stitch them together neatly through each track to provide you with a varied sound.

Dead Religious kicks off with the doom laden track Downfall which offers up a slow burning, murky and fuzzed out sound that submerges you in sludge filled ever trudging riffs. Downfall is the most murky and somber offering on this release as it takes you through crumbling corridors of buzzing riffs and pounding drumming for four minutes before turning you over to the more heavy metal and hard rock sounding tracks Into the Abyss and Dead Religious. Both of these tracks utilize their hard rock and heavy metal components to gift you with a faster paced, head nodding and memorable sound. Both of these tracks greet you with intensely buzzing riffs that are paired with ever rumbling bass lines and crisp ever gritty and blackened vocals. Downfall  and Dead Religious get your head nodding and brain buzzing before you descend to the fourth and final track Black Ships.

The final track Black Ships is all around the best and most well put together track on this release. This offering utilizes each of the genres that Blissful Stream sews in to his work, and this song utilizes them well. You get hints of heavy metal, hard rock and certainly hints of doom, and they all come together in miserable harmony to create a cohesive, smooth sounding track that is hard to shake. Black Ships is a very memorable, very intoxicating track that is certainly the perfect track to end Dead Religious with. Black Ships rocks with mid tempos and it slows down to a glacial pace with its doom offerings to present you with a gloom filled ever darkening sound that is hard to not love. This somber yet captivating track is a well rounded and very well  performed track that as mentioned before, is the perfect ending to an all around solid offering in Dead Religious.

This is a short release and yet it comes complete with plenty of variety and plenty of entertainment. Through four tracks you are greeted with a heavy dosing of heavy metal, hard rock as well as doom and sludge sprinkled in there for good measure. In my opinion, the tracks that focus more on the doom elements are the best tracks on the release as Blissful Stream hits them right out of the park. The middle two where hard rock and heavy metal are the focus are good solid tracks as well that get your head nodding and get you engaged. And with four total songs that are all around solid offerings, Dead Religious is an all around very good release that is highly entertaining, gloomy and memorable.

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Magick Touch: Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire

December 4, 2017
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Magick Touch twist elements of heavy metal in with their addicting and highly memorable brand of hard rock to create an all together head nodding unforgettable sound. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire is the sophomore effort from these hard rock heathens and it is filled with ten tracks that will in no time have you singing and head banging along. Each track is just as memorable and potent as the others and there certainly isn’t a track on this release that is filler in any sense of the word. Through and through you are gifted with ten solid tracks that shovel hard rock intensity upon you until you have no choice but to nod your head and air guitar along.

Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire is infectious to say the least. Each of the ten tracks that make an appearance on this release will be rattling around in your mind for some time to come once you are done listening. This is a tough release to put down once you start to listen and that is simply because it is an incredibly enjoyable and entertaining record to listen to. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire is easy to get in to and sit and listen to for an extended period of time without tiring of it quickly. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire deploys slick powerful riffs that are paired with scorching solos as well as vocals that are incredibly undeniable. The vocals on this release are powerful, clean and contagious as they make you want to belt out every lyric right along with the singer, and sooner rather than later you just don’t have a choice.

Through and through, Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire provides you with an all around tight knit and well executed performance from each member. This effort is solid all the way around which ultimately provides you with one hell of a fun and addicting listen. There isn’t a track on this release that is lacking in any way shape or form and there certainly isn’t a track on this effort that you would think of skipping. Each song is a blast and incredibly easy to sink your teeth in to and really rock out to. Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire is a cohesive, well put together record that invites you in to their magick filled world immediately to jam and rock out until your heart is content.

It seems as though Magick Touch has taken what their rock forefathers did so well and add their own twist to it to create an all together well rounded and solid sound. Magick Touch simply is the complete hard rock package. They pump their music full of energy, excitement, enjoyment and much more to gift the listener with an outstanding listen. Throughout Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire you can feel the passion and the excitement that Magick Touch seems to have pumped in to each and every song. Each track on this release is great and is certain to get stuck in your head for days to come. Simply put, Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire is a great hard rock record.

Blades, Chains, Whips & Fire will be released on January 8, 2018 through Edged Circle Productions.

Check out the official video for Under the Gun below!

Links to follow

Magick Touch Website

Magick Touch Facebook

Edged Circle Productions Website

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