Blood are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and has been around for almost 30 years and plays a mixture of death metal, grind and noisecore and this is a review of their 1992 album "Christbait" which will be re-issued in September by Vic Records.
Drum beats and a heavy guitar sound starts off the album along with some morbid sounding melodies and on the second track the music starts going for more of a fast grindcore direction along with a great amount of blast beats and death metal growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Elements of crust and noisecore can be heard quite a bit throughout the recording and this album is probably the most death metal influenced stuff I have heard from the band and as the album progresses a brief use of guitar solos and leads can be heard and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
With this recording Blood still remained true to their noise and grindcore roots but also focused more on the death metal side of t heir musical style on this album, the production sound s very professional for the era it was recorded while the lyrics cover anti political and society themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Blood and if you are a fan of death metal and grindcore, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "And No One Cries" "Damnation" "Self Immolation" and "Down To The Swamp". 8 out of 10.