Blue Heron is a four-piece band from New Mexico creating their own mix of authentic desert rock blended with elements of doom, stoner metal, and heavy psych. They’re about to self-release their debut EP, a two-song 7-inch for the songs “Black Blood of the Earth” and “A Sunken Place.” The EP drops on December 3rd, 2021.
A meaty combination, Blue Heron announce themselves on the scene with two groovy, sexy, and heavy doom/stoner/psych listens. The first, Black Blood of the Earth features a fast-paced array of dirty riffs, chunky hooks and varied vocals; one smooth and the other with a bit of snarl. It’s an infectious listen with a ton of groove but also gets wild and heavy when the mood takes Blue Heron. The latter part of the track gets particularly noisy but also very ‘jammy’.
The second track is A Sunken Place and sees Blue Heron double down on the heavier side of their music for an instant stoner/doom classic. The psych elements burn through from the guitars but the shifting passages, like sand in a desert, are what unseat the mind. A shorter and more refined track, it’s a personal preference but both offerings are great.
Roll on the spring of 2022 when we should be getting a full album from this band!
Blue Heron – Black Blood of the Earth/A Sunken Place Full Track Listing:
1. Black Blood of the Earth
2. A Sunken Place
Blue Heron - Black Blood of the Earth/A Sunken Place (Self Released)
The Final Score - 8.5/10