Bloodlined Calligraphy - Ypsilanti

Published Friday 13th July 2007
Bloodlined Calligraphy - Ypsilanti
Bloodlined Calligraphy - Ypsilanti

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20191-11521
LABEL: Facedown FCD054

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Having gone on record to praise their previous 'They Want You Silent' album, Cross Rhythms has been very slow to review this 2006 release. Apologies for our tardiness to all hard music buffs as, like its predecessor, 'Ypsilanti' is outstanding. (By the way, the strange title is, reportedly, the band's hometown.) Musical brutality personified with pulvarising breakdowns, brutal chugging guitars, crushing drums, careering tempos and a lead vocalist who leaps from the hardcore pack by being a girl. Ally in fact has one of the most impressive growls in hard music and with outstanding songs like "If Heaven Ain't A Lot Like Ypsi" and "America's Next Top Model" this is an exciting sonic feast. There's even some real singing on "It Can't Rain All The Time". BLC still deliver music that is louder, faster and more aggressive than the vast majority of Christian bands.

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