Review: Blood Has Been Shed

Blood Has Been Shed
(Ferret Music)

If this band did the soundtrack for “The Wizard of Oz” the classic saying would be changed to “follow the double-bass road.”  Breakdowns, riffage, nicely done screaming, blast beats, great timing patterns, and songs that aren’t too long make “Spirals” a great thing to listen to.  By the time you contemplate how cool one thing was, Blood Has Been Shed slaps you with a windmill to the face.  Starting songs off with riffs that are so fast and aggressive that you feel like getting up and moving around will always be a good idea in my book.  I just wish I could have been in a band like this.