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ALBUM REVIEW: A Gathering Of None - Purging Empty Promises E.P.

 

 

 

by Charlie J.J. Kruger

Purging Empty Promises

A Gathering Of None

Blitzkid is dead. So, if you are picking up this EP hoping that for whatever reason TB has decided to just write Blitzkid songs in his free time, you are going to be let down.

There was a time in the 90s when bands like Helmet, Kyuss, Only Living Witness, Handsome, and a lot of other post-hardcore, and groove bands existed in their own little bubble. They played something that couldn’t quite be called hardcore, or metal, or groove, or desert... it was just something raw, something pure. And that is where this album belongs. But at the same time, this album is different from that whole scene, it has something new, something fresh about it.

TB sings on this album with more passion and fire than it seems he even knows what to do with. Every song is personal, serious, real, and crafted by his hand alone. It shows. This album is a mark of evolution and growth. Its the EP that bus rides alone were made for. It is pensive, smooth, angry, proud, sad, and aware.

With only four songs, the album makes the listener a promise. It swears that there will be more. And that this is only step one in a growing and ever-changing series of honest slabs of personal storytelling from one of the most cherished voices in modern music.

It hasn’t left my speakers since I picked it up. I advise you don’t let it leave yours.

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I am so impressed with this release. It was definitely not what I was expecting. I thought it would be like Goolsby's solo effort, one half of Blitzkid. Don't get me wrong, I love it! It is a great album But T.B. broke the mold and while I was reluctant at first hearing the opening riffs, T.B.'s voice fits perfectly within the music and his playing skills... wow! Awesome release and and I can't wait to hear what he does next!

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