Bloody Sunday - To Sentence The Dead

Published Tuesday 19th April 2005
Bloody Sunday - To Sentence The Dead
Bloody Sunday - To Sentence The Dead

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12798-2285
LABEL: Facedown FR045

Reviewed by Greg Sammons

Maybe I've just witnessed a good run of Facedown Records albums (particularly Bloodlined Calligraphy) and I'm being overly harsh but this album really hasn't grabbed me at all. They just don't seem to have improved since their previous release on the sub-label Strikefirst. This album churns out 10 almost identical and unoriginal songs, which all just seemed to merge into (or take root from) one big song. Bloody Sunday have understandably been compared to previous label mates Comeback Kid but I somehow can't see them following them onto Victory Records. I'm confused enough as to how they gained promotion to Facedown in the first place. Whilst Comeback Kid can also suffer from repetition, they do still know how to create a crowd sing-a-long anthem. Bloody Sunday is, by comparison, a bit heavier in places and somewhat less able to create a crowd-pleaser. If one were to take out one song on individual merit (such as the opener or "Dead Silent") it would probably hold up okay; but on the album it really does just blur into the background. In other words, like many other formulaic and repetitive albums of whatever genre or sub-genre you may choose, it's great in small doses but boring as a whole product.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. There's Nothing About Family [Listen]
2. The Best Of Me [Listen]
3. Dead Silent [Listen]
4. Old Friends And Dead Ends [Listen]
5. Total Immersion [Listen]
6. False Ideas Of Perfection [Listen]
7. I For I [Listen]
8. Sugar On Your Lips Murder In Your Heart [Listen]
9. Fact Or Fiction [Listen]
10. Abject Paradise [Listen]

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