Blood Stands Still
Tomorrow The World

Returning after their impressive EP The Thrill And The Agony, Blood Stands Still serve up their second full length of tough, relentless hardcore on the very dependable (as stated in another review) Spook City. Their sound is far more rounded and durable in comparison to The Thrill And The Agony which was over in a heartbeat. Tomorrow The World sports a drier, rougher sound but still manages to adeptly capture the energy and intensity that hardcore bands produce live and Blood Stands Still are no exception here.

Although they take their influencing forces from the east coast the band aren’t merely a derivative concoction of the best constituents of Hatebreed, Madball and all those other eastern luminaries. Granted, lazy listeners will be quick to label the band as a clone of those aforementioned bands but they are wrong to do so. Admittedly, Blood Stands Still are not breaking new ground in this style but they are produced with a fierce, burning passion a great set of stoic, memorable and above all, enjoyable hardcore songs.

Still, the unconvinced (as well as inconvincible) skeptical listener will have no doubt clicked the back function on their web browsers after scanning the first two lines of this review and admittedly, if you aren’t enamored by the core then this won’t be for you.

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Written by Benjamin DeBlasi
May 10th, 2007


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