Bloodshot - _Demons, Addictions & Confidence_
(Independent, 2002)
by: Adrian Magers (4 out of 10)
Bloodshot play a sort of "violent groove" type of metal that definitely has its moments and shows tons of potential, but mars too many important elements. The vocals are awful, not due to poor execution but an annoying voice effect that, either utilized intentionally or as a result of sub-par mixing and recording, is featured for the duration of _Demons, Addictions & Confidence_. I hear elements of Nothingface, second album Machine Head, Overdose, and late Fear Factory, but unfortunately, Bloodshot doesn't even come close to living up to any of these bands (that is, if we disqualify new MH releases). They lack the diversity, the drive, and don't have a very natural flow to their sound. These flaws work against making them major contenders in this sub-genre. It's really hard to pinpoint exactly what this Las Vegas quintet is missing, but it's easily heard. Another gripe I had with Bloodshot is their shoddy presentation, complete with laughable artwork, uninspired lyrics, and dime-a-dozen themes. However, with experience and determination, Bloodshot could be pioneers in an area that is without major forces in the metal scene.

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(article published 13/5/2003)


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