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Channeled - Single Review: The Taste Of Blood

03 May 2020 // A review by JP Carroll
Channeled is a Kiwi rock act lead by talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Ruegg. The Taste of Blood is the first single from Channeled’s second record, following up 2019’s self-titled debut. The Taste of Blood is a riff heavy rocker that Ruegg describes as "Musically and lyrically... exploring the idea of biting your tongue when you are around certain people", though Ruegg assures us it is not aimed at anyone specific.

This track boasts a nice clear mix, even balance and great energy from the start. The guitars are richly driven, chugging in the verse before they open up and pour across the chorus. Energetic drums underpin the track with brief sparks of nimble-handed fills, while Ruegg’s dynamic and powerful vocal performance threads through the song as it narrates the story for the listener.

The wide, American style rock chorus and heavy riff-laden bridge are my favourite parts of The Taste of Blood. This track is for fans of Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin and Seether. This is a strong track from a promising, emerging Kiwi artist, who deserves your support. So, if you like it, be sure to follow Channeled on all of their socials and join them on their journey.
Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Channeled

Channeled is a music project lead by singer/songwriter Ben Ruegg.

Coming with years of experience as a songwriter and performer, Ben has found a way to channel his ideas into the form of his powerful and well received self-titled debut album, Channeled.

The album kicks off with Bring It Back and the raw power of rock is evident right from the start with guitars that build up and explode in the intro. The wall-of-sound guitars complement the energetic rhythm section to create an authentic rock sound that emanates with charisma. This is rock music you can really feel and Channeled delivers it to perfection

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Channeled
Year: 2019
Type: Album

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