On ABOUT A BURNING FIRE, Blindside proved that they were one of the most diverse hard rock bands on the scene, careening from the screams and rhythmic intensity of death metal to punk-pop cheerfulness at the drop of a hat. In addition, the album was chock full of catchy tunes and the band's trademark inspirational lyric bent. As the title suggests, however, GREAT DEPRESSION explores the band's darker side, often fusing oblique minor-key melodies with the usual heaviness. "Ask Me Now" features Jeff Buckley/Radiohead-esque crooning vocals over a throbbing, drum-heavy groove. "We Are to Follow" channels stud-rock of the Ted Nugent variety while "My Alibi" goes a step further, recalling the thrash guitars and harmonized lead guitars of early Metallica. Characterized by a distinct change in tone from Blindside's previous work, GREAT DEPRESSION also ambitiously redefines the group's art.
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Great| Posted August 28, 2009
Blindside is an awesome band, infact I think their the only band I know of that's from sweden. My favorite songs are fell in love with the game, put back the stars, and yemkela. i love it whin he screams, it's one of the most unique screams, and i love it! I just hope they get a new cd soon.
different yet pleasent| Posted December 16, 2008
This is a bit different then some of their other albums but it rocks. My Alibi is a great song. Blinside continues to grow as a band through this release.
alright| Posted July 11, 2008
This was not my favorite, but there are a few winner songs on here. I just wasnt crazy about alot of the songs like i didnt listen to them over and over again. I like all their other cds though.
good| Posted May 25, 2008
Not my favorite album by Blindside, but a very solid release. They need to release a new album. Fell in Love With the Game, the big single, was good for a while but got old. When I Remember is my personal favorite.
hmmmm| Posted July 26, 2007
i dunno bout this album, it has some really good songs but some of them were a bit ordinary. Heart attack, bleeding under your eyelids, My Alibi and city lights were really good but the other ones had room for improvement.
More epic| Posted July 24, 2007
This has to be Blindside's finest to date. Really thoughtful as well. It invokes you to think outside the square. This album has a great opener (after the techno intro) This Is A Heart Atack, where Christian really shows off his scream, and a soft epic finish, When I Remember.