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Voodoo Bloo - Single Review: Her Name Was Human

13 Aug 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan

Voodoo Bloo is the new music project of Rory McDonald. If his name sounds familiar it’ll be because he was the founder (vocals and bass) of now defunct alternative rock/punk Wellington band, Lucifer Gunne.

With his unique vocal tone, Rory is now leading the way for Voodoo Bloo and they’re just released their second single from their newly released album, Jacobus.

Her Name Was Human is definitely more indie sounding than expected at first but it still has some great punk overtones with enough tempo changes to make it feel like you’re listening to at least three songs in one.

It’s jingly guitars and Rory’s baritone vocal tone make it distinct and original and there is some great riffs, although I wish those riffs lasted a bit longer than they did.

Nevertheless, there is real promise with this single and I like the sporadic feel of it. It’s a little hodgepodge here and there but I think that adds to the dynamic and it fits together well.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Voodoo Bloo

Voodoo Bloo is a powerful rock-driven project, led by Rory McDonald. Our sounds are very much influenced by harder hitting acts like Marilyn Manson and System of a Down, as well as some singer-songwriter artists such as Car Seat Headrest and Neutral Milk Hotel, which brings a great blend of emotional and conceptual songwriting with a very catchy and frequently danceable distorted mess.




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