Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Blessed State - Demo

Blessed State is from Massachusetts and play a style of melodic punk/hardcore that is often executed by bands in the current climate.  The execution has me thinking of Dag Nasty, Swiz and possibly some Rites of Spring. 

Flanger ridden guitar takes up the front of the canvas while gruff, melodic vocals provide a nice external layer of harmony on the top.  The drums and bass play it safe, but in doing so provide a nice, solid backbone.  Lyrics seem to stick to personal self reflection and are written with a honesty that doesn't pretend to be artsy or abstract. 

Blessed State seems to have done thiings right; taking a style that hasn't been done to death and adding their own personal signature to it. Good stuff right here.

Click here to have a listen.