The second the download of my first BLOODSHED sample finished I went eagerly to my Winamp. I was blown away the split second it started. I browsed the site more and ended up downloading the rest of the samples they offered, but teeny bits and pieces simply weren't enough to keep me satisfied.
I could hardly contain myself when I received "Inhabitants Of Dis" in the mail a few weeks later. Rushing home I quickly put it into my CD player. If it were anything like the samples, I was really going to be in for one hell of an album. Needless to say, I was right. "Inhabitants Of Dis" is one hell of an album. The samples on their site aren't enough to do it any justice.
Being a huge fan of Black and Death Metal I was very impressed with the way BLOODSHED keenly combined the two genres together. Each track is extremely outstanding, with my two favourites being "Death By Hanging" and "Dark Trace". Tracks 4 and 8 consist of mellow passages, giving you little two minute breaks from the near constant insanity this album puts out. I know I definitely needed a rest from all of the head banging I found myself doing.
Bands come and go, but there's no doubt in my mind that BLOODSHED will be sticking around for quite awhile. (Online May 18, 2003)