North Carolina metalcore legends Bloodjinn expertly lay down speed-metal riffage tight and concisely, with searing vocals and breakneck tempos delivered at a punishing volume. Since forming in 1999, Bloodjinn has put out a string of independently released albums and honed their skills on the road.
Bloodjinn returned even stronger for their 2007 Pluto Records release, THIS MACHINE RUNS ON EMPTY. The quintet’s intensity remains unquestionably tight, with colossal riffs and fierce solos that match the sheer power of their rhythm section. Critically lauded upon its release, the album still stands today and a classic of American metalcore.
released March 6, 2007
Produced & Engineered by Mike Watts (Hopesfall, The Chariot, The Almost)
Mixed by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist)
Mastered By Troy Glessner (Underoath, He Is Legend)
Bloodjinn was at the time of this recording:
Lead vocals – Joel Collins
Lead guitar – Kyle Rakes
Drums – Brian Lewis
Bass – Justin Carter
Guitar – McKenzie Bell
supported by 5 fans who also own “This Machine Runs On Empty”
Quite possibly the most full-on album I've ever listened to. Intense, and then some. 'Digital Tarpit' could describe both the track and the whole album: high-pitched guitar squeals that make your fillings itch coupled with merciless, suffocating heaviness. The Avenell-esque vocals top it off perfectly.
Brilliant - punishing, but brilliant. jim_fuego