I was aware of the fact that painters worked on command in the old days, but I didn't think the practice also applied to metal bands.
It may very well be that Bloodwork hasn't been threatened to life by their record company, or that the latter would cut their wages if the band didn't make this record. I mean that The final End Principle just might have been the product of the order of a record containing the ingredients: spaced intros, pounding drums and bass, shrieks and harsh vocals as well as clean bridges, both full of inner anger, and lyrics with a certain depth. The order could also have sounded: "A Gothenburg record, please, just the way In Flames, then Soilwork, have learnt us."
This is a nicely done work in the genre, a well thrashed version of the Swedes above mentioned.
Isn't it more than that? I can't get myself to find it, although I sometimes hear the glimpse of the Bloodwork behind the thick Gothenburg curtain. This record is nevertheless a great achievement of the new and aldready solid band, and I have no problem figuring Bloodwork (winner of WOA Band Battle 2008) making a credible live figure.