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Blood Shot Eye : Demolition

Blood Shot Eye formed when two groups from Jerusalem, one called Radical and one unnamed, merged in 1999. The songs on this demo were recorded on various dates between that point until its release in late 2001.

Before I continue with the review, you would be wise to downloaded the whole demo for free from the band's homepage if you enjoy old school traditional doom metal (also called doom rock): http://drive.to/bse. [edit by reviewer: Unfortuenately the link no longer exists, and the full demo is no longer anywhere to be found on the net.]

The music that Blood Shot Eye produces doesn't copy any bands as far as I am aware of. The band doesn't lack Black Sabbath influences, but most of them have undergone a bit of modernization through influences from pure heavy metal bands.

I think that the most important aspect of their music is the lyrics. They deal with the ongoing war and hostilities that plague their country. Most noticeably they point their fingers at those who excuse their hatred by manipulating their holy texts to fit their fascistic ideals.

I must admit that it's getting harder and harder to find bands that stand out amongst the doom rockers, but these guys are one of them. They really do have something to offer. Fans of old school traditional doom should have no excuses not to try out this.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Cross of The Damned
2. God's Lie
3. In Vain
4. Misbelieve
5. Arabian Syndrome
6. S.O.S. Part 2 (Live)(Bonus Track)

Duration : Approx. 28 minutes

Visit the Blood Shot Eye bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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