EP REVIEW: Death Blooms – Fuck Everything

Release Date: March 17th 2021
Label: Adventure Cat Records
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Rating:

Grab bits and bops from every modern metal band you can come up with, throw it all together and you’ve got Death Blooms. It doesn’t matter if it’s Slipknot, Coal Chamber, Trivium, Bury Tomorrow, Motionless In White, Lamb Of God; Death Blooms have managed to draw influences from every single one of them, twisted them around a bit and made them their own.

‘Fuck Everything’ is the Liverpool based outfit’s third and most ferocious EP so far. It’s hard hitting from front-to-back, instrumentally, lyrically, and vocally. ‘Life Is Pain’ is without a doubt the biggest and most cathartic lockdown anthem of the past year, it goes from 0 to 100 within a second of starting, and none of that energy is lost during the 15-minutes ’til the end of the title-track closer.

‘Gore’ is the most varied track on the EP, going back and forth in tempos and vocal intensity from singer, Paul Barrow, who manages to perfectly balance rage fuelled growls with well-timed softer, arena sing-along melodies.

The only dip in quality across the spectrum is a little lack of variety, especially on ‘Fueled By Hate’, but the level of intensity that Death Blooms manage to present throughout the EP without letting it get too tiring simultaneously makes up for it.

Sit down, elders, the nu-generation has arrived.