Were I Blind – Were I Blind Review

I’m always on the lookout for decent industrial/electronic metal, so when I spied a press release about Were I Blind in my inbox, describing them as playing electronic metal, my interest was immediately piqued. The EP is, however, a little hit-or-miss.

There’s tracks on Were I Blind that can be described as exceptional, but then there’s also moments that will make you want to recoil, which results in a somewhat jerky listen. For example, second track Imploding Lies is a seriously catchy number with powerfully delivered clean and harsh vocals that are coupled with some ace electronic lines, creating a very punchy sound to the song. It’s a very catchy number and some of the melodies will be destined to get stuck in your head.

However on the flip-side, the following track entitled Heading For Disaster results in a little bit of a nose dive. On paper, this song seems to tick all the right boxes for me (an anti-Brexit song? SIGN ME THE HELL UP!) but the awkward samples of the former prime minister’s resignation speech seemed to do more harm than good to the song, which is a shame because the song could have been really good – the lyrics in the chorus are kickass are excellent and definitely feel good to sing along to, but the overall construction and format of the song is a little difficult to listen to.

There’s a lot of potential on the EP, and Were I Blind have certainly shown a lot of promise with this piece. It will be interesting to see where the band goes from here.


About Natalie Humphries 1854 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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