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Switchblade Import

2.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (21 Mar. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Deathwish
  • ASIN: B0002CH8WY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,355 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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If, like me, bands such as Cult of Luna and Pelican bring you that rare ecstatic state of aural pleasure like no other, then these guys are well worth the investiment of your time and money. In my opinion they sit neatly between these two bands in terms both of sound and of song structure / content. Whereas Pelican chug and COL craft, Switchblade give you something of both.

Sure these guys are an intriguing proposition. You'll not know much about them and the minimalistic sleeve and artwork doesn't give much away either. You get six tracks with little to give them personality in the titles, but plenty to give them personality in the content and rawness of sound. Mainly instrumental along Pelican's brief, they ebb and flow but not to the extent of real contrast you see in Cult of Luna. There are sparse vocals on two (possibly three - but it's a stran to hear) tracks, but they are really only the icing that gives this three piece another dimension. Like Cult of Luna, the vocals are bursting with emotion and when they do make an appearence you'll want to scream along with fists clenched and veins bursting without having a clue what's being said.

For those that don't know the two bands I've compared Switchblade to, if your want is true musical creativity and disregard for common song structure, timings or rules, if you crave passion and moving passages of extremely heavy riffing that somehow carry a decent musical score across that'll be swirling round your head long after the CD has stopped spinning, if you dig hearing real monstrous noise that has your friends running for cover cause they can't feel, see and hear deep beyond the face of the music as you can, then believe me these guys are for you. Give them a go, then let yourself go....
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Not the metal band switchblade I was expecting,this cd is a total rip off ,only 2 songs on entire disc ,which sound like they have been using a cheap amp in a small room .All cd cover artwork by this foney so called band is similar to the cd picture above .Check out the genuine Danish rock band switchblade,cd such as rock n roll 4 forever and switchblade serenade,come highly recommended,be warned ,one disgruntled rocker !
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4.0 out of 5 stars even better than the last one.... 24 Jun. 2010
By reg watts - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Guess they were only getting started on the last record, cos this one trumps that effort (the previous self titled album is still amazing though)...3 songs that all flow into one another, creating one constantly moving piece of hammering darkness and despair. Dead seas swell and drone, pulsating and hypnotizing with shards of guitar and bass...and those drums. Quite possibly the best sounding drums i have heard on a record in quite some time...huge, open and natural, like Steve Albini on steroids. Those drums are the glue that holds everything together through the journey. They have also taken the fragments of black metal vocals of the last record and woven them through the entire landscape here, which provides a much more consistent experience (rather than having multiple guest vocalists as before). Imagine Harvey Milk at their slowest and on a black metal trip...with maybe the open ended sounds of Shellac in there as well. I can't believe no one has picked this one up for US distribution yet....Hydrahead? Southern Lord? Profound Lore?
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