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.