Blood Runs Black "Cast Into Eternity Within Duration of a Moment" CDPosted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2005 @ 6:13am » permalink
I don't know how many people remember Blood Runs Black, but this EP holds up pretty damn well for my money, due in no small part to monumental opener "Introduction to New Blood" – which is actually one of the better tracks of its kind from the time period of the mid-90's. I'm talkin' absolutely vicious, scathing, churning metalcore: Total mosh, but not in a groovy breakdown kind of way, it's much darker – more of an "I'll crush your miserable life into ruins" kind of thing. Nothing but sick, dissonant chord progressions and dense palm-muting all over the place. Menacing stuff.
The band hailed from Syracuse, NY and I believe this was their only official release (they also did a demo – if anyone has it, hit me up). This CD, "Cast Into Eternity Within Duration of a Moment", released on Harvest Records in 1995, is hard as fuck to find now. I had it when I was a kid, but for some idiotic reason sold it when I was in college. A few years ago I paid $100+ for a big ass lot of CD's on eBay just to get this one back, and when I popped that sucker in? Whew, I can't believe how foolish I was to let this one go the first time around! You can still find it used, but you've gotta pay for it (there's one for $15 on Amazon.com right now, which ain't half bad, though).
Dan Johnson (vocals) and Brian Azzoto (guitar) later went on to form the somewhat comparable Godbelow, and Azzoto was also in Brand New Sin for a period of time afterwards. Now, Johnson's doing time in Unholy with ex-members of Santa Sangre, The Promise, and Another Victim, among others. It's pretty good shit, too. Sort of Exhorder-ish… and who could complain about that!?
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