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Bloodnut - Album Review: Blues From The Red Sons

15 Sep 2016 // A review by Jacob Sisson

The debut album by Auckland redheaded sludge rockers, Bloodnut, was released last weekend after much anticipation. A refreshing band, that doesn’t take themselves too seriously. Just enough to prove they aren’t mucking around, while still having a bunch of fun.

With a clear Ginger-worship theme, their lyrics bring a smile to the face while you bang your head to their catchy, infectious riffs. The influences are strong in this one - Kyuss, Red Fang, The Melvins and the like. Everything about this band is a win for me, it ticks all the appropriate boxes; sick riffs, fun yet meaningful lyrics and catchy songs that make you want to sing along and get amongst it.

Standout tracks for me would definitely be Drop Dead Redhead for its catchy riffs and great lyrics, Witches Mountain for its drum driven groove and memorable hooks  and Fire Giant for its chunky chugs, mixed with the gang vocal style used in the chorus.

I highly recommend this album for anyone with a tinge of the ginge. Or anyone, for that matter! Go out and grab a copy today, there is Physical copies as well as digital downloads available from their Bandcamp now!

 

About Bloodnut

Noun: Bloodnut
Etymology: Blood (red) + nut (head)
1. (Australasian, informal) A person with red hair, a redhead.

Combining big riffs, catchy hooks and more soul than you would expect from a band of gingers, New Zealand based stoner sludge band Bloodnut have been infecting people with groove since their formation in 2012. They fought like warrior poets through a steady flow of gigs and their fare share of line-up changes as the band began to build a decent following while playing alongside Corrosion of Conformity, Torche, Red Fang, Black Tusk, The Sword, Windhand, Cough, Brant Bjork and Beastwars.

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Releases

St. Ranga
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Blues From The Red Sons
Year: 2016
Type: Album

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