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Album Review: Blood & Banjos


a0968299274_10A few years ago during one of my forays into ‘that’ part of the internet I stumbled on a blog called Blood and Banjos.  It was basically about a guy, let’s call him Mike, who was kicking around the idea of making a record that combined his love of bluegrass music with its polar opposite, black metal.  He had a couple of audio clips and ideas posted up, and needless to say, as a lover of any original idea in the realm of metal, I was instantly intrigued and started following the blog regularly.  Over time Mike’s vision started to take shape and the idea of an album began to come to fruition.  He called upon friends and fellow musicians from all over the US and even Europe to offer their skills on his ideas and offer their own.  Then there was a successful Kickstarter campaign which allowed Mike and friends to realize all their ideas, demos, and musings on a full-fledged, professionally recorded album.  Needless to say there was a huge amount of passion and time invested in creating this record, and holy hell does it show!

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