Not Blood Paint
Believing Is Believing
Reviewer: Greg Watson
Obscure bands abound in this genre that we love and finding them isn't as hard as one might think. When this band came across my path I thought the name sounded cool and that I'd check them out. What they are is really, really hard to try and describe in just a few words but I'm going to try my best. Take one part Pink Floyd, one part jazz trio, one part Jack White and throw in a whole mix of stuff and that is what Not Blood Paint sound like. "Believing Is Believing" is their latest output and it is chock full of weird and very interesting songs. What stands out most is that each song is vibrant and alive with layers of sound and music going on. Each note and each word is an individual stroke on an artist's canvas the size of Great Wall of China. The songs are enchanting and haunting, the music is catchy and individualistic and there's just no other words that come to mind when trying to describe this album. Go check it out and see how it strikes you. This is definitely not for the casual listener or faint of heart.
About this Writer:Greg Watson
// Greg Watson has been hooked on the loud and heavy sounds since the summer of 1994 when he first heard the opening notes of "Operation: Mindcrime" by Queensryche. Since then his tastes have expanded and grown like the ever evolving heavy metal tree of genres. He has been an active member of Maximum Metal off and on for 10 years. In his spare time, Greg enjoys deciding the fate of his loyal subjects in the realm of Skyrim and secretly playing air keyboard to "Separate Ways" by Journey when no one is watching. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA with his wife and his metal wannabe beagle.