We have been following Scottish quartet Bloodlines practically from day one, and over the course for nearly 5 years, they have grown into one of the country’s most respectable rock acts.
We enjoyed their debut record Love The Taste back in 2015, and from there they began to take their sound in a heavier direction; the outcome being two blistering singles – Skeletons and Mother’s Misery – both of which we gushed over. It was clear they had found a niche, and with that in tow, they have delivered their sophomore EP – Primal Cuts – and we are liking the results.
They charge in with Choked, exciting with a fast pace and aggressive riffs; aspects that remain constant in the catchy Blood In Your Arms, where the vocals are also a big plus, and I’m Breaking Up is driven by a belligerent rhythm.
Following that is the concluding Bleed It Out, which switches back and forth in tone, one moment being low and smooth, where they exhibit some nice bass lines, and the next exploding in a fury with hostile screams, frantic guitars and fierce drumming. They truly saved the best for last in this case.
Although a tad repetitive in areas and perhaps not featuring as much memorable as previous works, Primal Cuts still does it job in proving a whopping flurry of energy that thrills in a short time span, while showcasing the continuous evolution of the band’s craft.
BLOODLINES KICK OFF THEIR UK TOUR LATER THIS MONTH, WITH SUPPORT FROM HASTING ROCKERS KID KAPICHI!