Mainstays of the venerable Florida death metal band
the Tardy Brothers (vocalist John, drummer Donald) decided to form
a self-named side project to explore ideas presumably not for their main
, their 2009 debut, was recorded mostly as a duo, with Donald
handling drums, bass, and rhythm guitars, with lead guitars done by several
guests including current Obituary guitarist Ralph Santolla.
Others have said that this isn't far removed from Obituary, but to these
ears there's a noticeable difference in that, simply put, Bloodline
really isn't a death metal album.
Jon's vocals are in place, and it's heavy all right, but the overall feel
is more a mid-paced, groove-laden dark heavy metal -- certainly not an
about-face from Obituary, but really not a soundalike.
It's a bit samey, one might have hoped for a bit more experimentation,
but a decent first effort for what is supposed to be an ongoing project.
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
- Bring You Down
- I'm Alive
- Deep Down
- Fate's Call
- Eternal Lies
- Scream Descendent
- Fade Away