Bl'ast where a band from Santa Cruz, California that played skate/surf style hardcore punk and this is a review of their 2013 album "Blood" which consists of unreleased tracks.
"Only Time Will Tell" starts off with some heavy bass playing, clean guitars and slow drum beats while throwing in reverb parts before the heavy and melodic guitar riffs kick in along with a dark sounding guitar lead and then the song kicks off into some fast hardcore punk riffs with shouting vocals while also utilizing some slow and mid paced parts which bring in some heavier moments.
"Ssshhh" starts off with shouts and then the fast punk/hardcore riffs and vocals kick in with some powerful drumming which also slow down in some parts and add in a slight melodic part as well as a brief use of whispers.
"Sometimes" starts out with some distorted parts before the faster riffs, drums and aggressive vocals kick in while adding some diverse parts to the riffs as well as a semi guitar lead.
"Winding Down" starts off with a powerful bass line before going into the fast drums, guitars and vocals which utilize a great amount of aggression throughout the song along with some guitar leads that have an early grunge feeling to them.
"Tomorrow" starts off being really fast and aggressive hardcore with the guitars, drums and vocals sounding real powerful with an early mosh pit feeling which lead to a distorted sounding guitar lead which changes the pace around a bit.
"Your Eyes" starts of with some powerful bass playing before the guitars, vocals and drums kick in, this time with the music being slow and heavy along with some guitar solos and leads and this song also has somewhat of a doom metal feeling.
"Poison" starts off with some fast drumming, guitar riffs, aggressive vocals that also utilize some back up shouts while also slowing down for a bit before going back to being really fast again.
"Sequel" starts off with a slow, heavy and melodic riff along with the vocals with the riffing being dark for a while before getting fast and having the drums kick in for awhile until the song changes riffs around before going back into fast mode along with a brief guitar lead.
"Something Beyond" starts off with a fast drum beat before the aggressive guitar riffs and vocals kick in along with some punk rock style guitar leads while also utilizing some dark sounding melodies to go along with the fast riffing.
"It's In My Blood" starts off with some powerful bass playing and whispers before the drums and guitars kicking starting off with a mid paced hardcore style riff until the vocals kick in before going into a more fast and aggressive direction while still mixing in some slow and dark parts along with some melody.
Lyrics on this album cover dark and everyday themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for the time it was recorded where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Bl'ast where a very great sounding hardcore punk band and if you are a f an of this musical genre, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Only Time Will Tell" "Your Eyes" "Sequel" and "It's In My Blood". RECOMMENDED BUY.