Review ll Destination Terrorville

30. june 2011 at 20:14 | Miko.TaMpEr |  Reviews






Ever since their very first show in Stockholm Sweden, Blowsight has been smashing the underground scene to pieces since the year 2003. With over 70 shows under their belt including tours in the US, the band shows no signs of stopping their runaway train to Terrorville. Although Destination Terrorville is Blowsight's debut album, it was actually released by the band members themselves in 2007 and re-released in 2009 on Fastball Music/Sony.



Destination Terrorville is chock full of catchy, infectious chorus lines, driving guitar riffs and songs that beckon to be turned up. Although they have a pop sound and throw in some synth that might drive some of you in the other direction, there's no denying that this album will get stuck in your head if you give it a chance. I found myself playing it over and over from top to bottom. With songs like "The Simple Art (of Making You Mine)" and "How I Get What I Deserve", you have to crank the volume. These tracks are the ones on the album that will get pits bouncing and put venue security on high alert. They're as catchy as they come. The basslines on each song are thick and have that signature slap bass sound, the drum section commands without stealing the show and the guitars soar into the clouds. Everything is layered well and polished.

If you're a fan of Breaking Benjamin like myself, Nick Red's vocals can easily be compared to that of Benjamin Burnley. On some tracks I even heard hints of Max Collins (Eve 6). His screams are solid and fit this genre well. Nick is the perfect frontman for a band with this kind of alternative rock sound. Their opening track "SheDevil" delivers these characteristics perfectly and in one solid package. Don't be fooled though. Blowsight stands alone and reignites a genre that is filled with the same old same old.

Their title track "Terrorville" is a huge bouncing tune that offers up more of the driving guitar that you'll hear throughout the album, and is perfectly topped off with an infectious chorus. Saddle up because Blowsight will deliver plenty of these. Paired with a radio friendly sound, the band manages to fit in some aggressive screams and double bass to thicken the load without straying off course. I would have trouble naming this as my favorite track on the album because I pretty much like it all, but I would say that this is a standout track.

On the track "Bus Girl" the band takes it down a few notches and delivers a melodic ballad that some listeners will probably avoid, but I thought it was a nice detour from the huge bounce and delivery that the rest of the album throws at you. It's a good track and probably one you'll want to play for your girlfriend (is that sexist?).

The band closes the album out with the track "Teenage Rockstar", which wasn't on their original release of the album in 2007. This track is pretty much what you'd expect: it's hugely radio friendly, poppy and catchy. Like a lot of the other tracks on the album the chorus is memorable and the song is infectious in its entirety. If their arsenal called for another song to drive them up on the radio charts, this is the one. It delivers melody by the truck load.

If I were to pick out any sort of downfall I would say that a lot of their song structures and arrangements are similar. Regardless, each song has its own character and I think it's a formula that works and works really well. Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

If you're looking for something to bounce to while driving and want to take a break from the heavy stuff without losing some edge, this is definitely an album I'd recommend. Blowsight has a big future ahead of them and this is an album I really found myself getting into. It was play-worthy all the way through and offers up tons of melody, driving guitars and the rhythm section to match. Pair this up with a vocalist like Nick Red and you've got yourself quite the quartet. I can't get this album out of my head and I'm making no efforts to do so. Blowsight makes Sweden proud with their (re)debut album Destination Terrorville.

T R A C K L I S T
01. SheDeviL
02. All That Is Wrong
03. Terrorville
04. If You Were Me
05. The Simple Art (of Making You Mine)
06. Thought of Bride
07. How I Get What I Deserve
08. Over The Surface
09. In This Position
10. Red Eyes
11. Bus Girl
12. Teenage Rockstar




 

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1 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 30. june 2011 at 20:39 | React

No no.. si všimni předchozích komentářů.. všem se líbí ! Takže buď klidu :)

Víš, že lhát se nemá! :D
Jéj koníci <3 By tam mohli ještě bejt, bys mi je určitě vyfotila, že joo ? :)) :P
Wow 8 let ? Tak to se nedivím, že se na ní tak těšíš :) Kdy, že tam jedete ? ;)

2 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 30. june 2011 at 21:00 | React

:D a povozila ses na nějakým i ? :) :DD
Aha, to už se blíží :) No ale 2 dny jsou dost málo, proč tam nejedete na víc dnů ? ;)
Ale bude :DD Kdyžtak se jí připomeneš :P

3 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 30. june 2011 at 21:16 | React

jaktoo, že ne ? :P
Aha :) Tak ať se zkouška vydaří :D :)
Jinak já už půjdu.. spát :) Vím, že je brzo, ale přeci jenom.. vstávala jsem dost brzy :P Takže dobrou a hezký sny ;) :*

4 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 1. july 2011 at 7:42 | React

Nechce ? Vždyť si říkala, že se těšíš na sestřenku :)
;) V kolik jsi šla spát ty ? :D Doufám, že ses dobře vyspala :) I když teď co píšu (7:42) ještě určitě spíš :DD Já bych zrovna pádila do školy.. ale nic.. budu si muset zvyknout, že jsou prázdniny :)

5 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 1. july 2011 at 11:58 | React

:D Aha :DD
no mylsím.. "dneska" :DD Nechápu sakra jak můžeš tak dlouho spát, já když vstávala tak jsem se podívala na budík a bylo 7:09 :D ;)
Jinak co máš na dnešek v plánu ? :) Mě nic nebaví.. už od rána se patlám s tím layem na druhý blog, ale mám zatím jen načrtlou stránku a na tom fotku.. nic víc :D Navíc Any už dala na facebook pár fotek ze včerejšího vysvědčení a z rozlučáku, takže to mi taky moc na stavu nepomohlo :D Pokud chceš, pošlu odkaz )

6 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 1. july 2011 at 11:58 | React

[5]: A ten web nevadí.. klidně ti budu odepisovat na ten druhý blog, mě je to jedno :D Záleží kde seš ;)

7 LeNn* LeNn* | Web | 1. july 2011 at 15:01 | React

V pohodě :) Jsem myslela, že se ti komentář neodeslal, tak jsem se sem šla ještě asi ve 12:15 podívat jestli tu je :D A byl :D A kde jste byli, opět Tesco, ne ? :DDD
Já to taky někdy nechápu.. asi jak jsem zvyklá kvůli škole.. ale teď si budu muset zvyknout, že můžu spát i dýl :P
Aha, takže flákací den.. tak to máš fajn :)
Jo, takže tady:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1729479371461.69426.1672795068
Já tam nejsem, protože jsem to fotila :DD Akorád budu na těch společných fotkách, ale ty tam ještě nejsou :) Takže zatím jen toto.. No a sedm posledních je z rozlučáku.. Jinak tam jsou ze třídy a před školou fotky :)
Dobře takže sem.. když už jsem tak zvyklá :P

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