Released on August 25th 2017 via JanML Records & Maja von Lobeck. Dagger Eyes by Acid Blood is 3 tracks of straight-up, no nonsense thrash metal. With a bit of old-school punk thrown in to give it an even more intense vibe.
Hailing from Umeå in Sweden, Acid Blood formed in late 2016. The band is made up of guitarist Karl Backman (AC4, T-55s, The Vectors), drummer Christopher Olsson (Crystal Caravan), bass player Adam Hägglund and vocalist Jojo Anderbygd.
The squealing vocals & thrashy riffs have a raw visceral feel to them but it doesn’t detract from the quality on show here. As old-school as they come but with a much more modern production.
Elements of old school heavy metal are littered throughout too such as the wailing guitar solo on Dagger Eyes & the rocking riff of Wartimes. The latter of the two here has a much more punky snarl to the vocals with a style similar to the likes of Motörhead creeping in. It’s the longest track of the three & easily the most inventive sounding thanks to the chunky bass echoes.
Short & to the point, it’s not easy to categorise Acid Blood based off this EP. So many different styles are pulled together to make a seriously memorable release. Based off this offering there are big things in the future of Acid Blood.
Acid Blood – Dagger Eyes Full Track Listing:
1. Dagger Eyes
2. Full Speed Ahead
You can pick up the EP from JanML Records here & head over to Acid Blood’s Facebook Page & Instagram to keep up to date with news. You can watch some of their videos over on their YouTube channel here.
Acid Blood - Dagger Eyes (JanML Records/Maja von Lobeck)
- The Final Score - 8/108/10