I’m not quite a fan of the so-called christian rock or white metal. Jesus and rock are not such a nice couple and actually I’m not a fan of JC, further I don’t accept the idea that somebody else did or should pay for my sins and I didn’t met him yesterday at the corner as many lost souls claimed they does. Well, perhaps I’m gonna rot in hell, but let me worry about this by myself, don’t fucking try to convince me and if I can’t save myself, nobody else dose. My favorite line comes from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), it’s quite Nietzsche inspired, but it says all: “Your God is dead and no one cares, if there is a hell I’ll see you there.” (Heresy) Practice what you preach, but don’t preach what you practice. Faith should be private as sex. But well, once again, I’m just a fucked-up guy.
But leaving aside all my prejudices, Blindside rocks.
Formed in 1994 Blindside is a Christian post-hardcore band from Stockholm, Sweden. Christian emo band. 🙂 But well, a good one. “With Shivering Hearts We Wait” is Blindside’s first full length album since “The Great Depression” released six year ago. Christian Lindskog, Simon Grenehed, Tomas NÃ¤slund and Marcus DahlstrÃ¶m managed to write and record a colorful, intense and melodious material with a couple of great songs. Merging emo and post-hardcore elements with nice layers, discrete textures and a touch of post-metal sound, “With Shivering Hearts We Wait” it’s quite a beautiful album. Combines introspective lyrics with an intense, yet melodic sound, always been about trying to get a positive message out there, bring some kind of hope, Blindside are an interesting splash of color on the actual metal/rock scene and they deliver quality music while most of the bands only make some noise with one eye on the Billboard and what the mainstream media says. This is an absolutely alive, breathing and correct rock album with inspired themes and songs. Respect!
Blindside – Official Site
Blindside – on MySpace