Blindboss, a one-man band from Costa Mesa in California, is set to launch a new album entitled Our Tribe on February 23.
The project, founded by multi-instrumentalist Max Histrionic, who previously released music as Chameleon Technology, ties together elements of rock and punk into his sound, and for 2018 Blindboss does it on a very high level. The transit themes of the comings and goings of everyday life are some of the motifs that spiral throughout the 12-track album. Also, rolling with the high-energized concepts, there are hints of the musician striving to fulfil a bigger sound. There are instances where it looks like Blindboss is attempting to fill their songs with a more classic rock approach to their music. In this case, this works in a more expansive way to fulfil their themes whilst melding title to track.
“Roman Coke” opens Our Tribe on a high note with sounds that don’t spiral out of control. There is an order to the pacing and everything is executed in excruciating detail. The music comes off as clear and concise, yet with a slight hesitation to let loose that comes off as a bit strained. But once the vocals come around, this seems to set the band at ease and everything comes across as more rhythmic. The piece soars with vocals of Histrionic.
“Jaguar’s Creed” comes off as rather intense, what has to do with power chords transition, courtesy of, again, Max Histrionic, and his powerful singing. Rhythm section is nothing less powerful in providing the strong backbone through the over-the-top bass lines and heavy hitting. Listeners will catch the exciting sounds of the high-powered chorus in “Kelsey Rae,” “Newport Douche,” and “Toad.”
Blindboss’ template of hard work and uplifting crossover rock music with elements of punk and metal works. This has allowed for him to own his own sound, instead of tapering off sounds from other bands that reside in the similar circles. Blindboss’ music is a great find for someone looking for more edgy take on the rock music.
Our Tribe by Blindboss is available for pre-order on Bandcamp.
1. Roman Coke
2. Newport Douche
3. Ego Echo
6. Jaguar’s Creed
8. Kelsey Rae
9. Bug’s Log
10. Our Tribe
12. Shade Struck