Bloodshot - Ultimate Hatred
Hardcore brought into death metal or vice versa has shown to be a thin line to walk. Often the tempo lacks of speed and intensity in order to be good death metal or it lacks of rapid attack in order to be decent hardcore. I don't know why but I have had serious difficulties to embrace this crossover style. Belgian band Bloodshot don't care about this opinion, they struggle forward with their muscle filled mid tempo death metal or was it hardcore?
Ultimate Hatred contains nine songs of mid tempo or should I say kind of slow metal. I can't say that there are much of the material on Ultimate Hatred that will leave any happier memories. Nine songs straight off without very little or no changes in tempo, melodies or intensity. A bit sorry even though the singer Stef does his best with his raspy screams, and bad vocals isn't a problem for Bloodshot. The problem lay in the incapability of good song writing. There aren't any song that sticks out from this grey mass except the fourth track, Two Faced Freak. Too bad, as there seems to be a lot of attitude stretching out from the band.
Some hard riffs a´la Hatebreed and Slayer have to
be considered as the most positive aspects of this album, but unfortunately
for Bloodshot that aren't enough. This is too ordinary for being my
cup of coffee.