Oslo’s Blodspor designs the kind of metal that’s guaranteed to get listeners energized and in a frenzy. Over the years, the outfit has been gaining popularity through their stellar gigs. That’s where the band’s summoning of death metal, black metal, hardcore, punk and grindcore commences.
Blodspor captured these different levels of intensity on the full-length, Laughing Through the Violence (2011) and have kept the aggression going on their current four-track EP, Only Sheep Cry Wolf.
Starting off the EP is “Overthrow,” where we come face to face with unforgiving harsh vocals, black metal-esque percussion and one fierce death metal attitude. These forces guide listeners through the remainder of the EP, but the standout guitar-work on “Tap-dancing to the Beat of the War Drum” makes it especially enjoyable and hard to forget. The same can be said for “By Our Own Fire We Shall Burn,” where clean vocals join the harsh ones to give the song some dimension. The EP comes to a close with the punishing sounds of “Black Mass.”
Blodspor gets the underground metal sphere quaking with these vicious, ferocious numbers. It’s your tried-and-true metal done with a D.I.Y. punk spirit; the effect? Heads will bang, and feet are bound to stomp. If you’ve been looking for a outlet to release your emotions, here it is. Blodspor refuses to be weighed down by the limitations of labeling their style, but one thing we know for sure is that listeners get the chance to dissect, clarify emotions. Perhaps it’s better said in Norwegian: Only Sheep Cry Wolf består av fire intensive låter. Bra gjort!