Fuelled by ’90s punk riffs, Blind Man Death Stare’s debut album delivers more than the stock standard punk sound rehashed. Instead, it really highlights the different influences of each member’s background.
With tracks such as ‘I’ve had Islamabad Day’ incorporating metal/thrash style riffs and ‘Bottles Warm’ providing the Australian twanged vocals and a punk backing track that would be perfectly fitted for any of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater Soundtrack, there is truly a lot of subtle diversity within this album.
Despite the length, Blind Man Death Stare are still able to showcase their versatility. The only downside to the EP is that it is too short. You’ll find yourself playing it over and over again.
…at just over 10 mins, the new EP is just a bite sized sampler of what Melbourne punks, Blind Man Death Stare are doing, and yet quite indicative. It has a sense of purpose, as any good punk record will, it blasts through lightning quick, leaves you a bit rattled and fired up!