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4 stars Blackfield in my mind is an amazing group becuase they remain progressive yet very simple and almost "pop" sounding in their debut they come out very strong and impressive seemingly effortlessly switching from acoustic ballads to hard rock/heavy metal riffs within the same song multiple times. making for an excellent listening experience

1.Open MInd Blackfield's debut song is a deceiving sogn becuase the first part of the song is just guitar then the drums and bass add in then stop suddenly giving the listener a treat of whats to come then it slows down again but with some percussion in the background and lots of harmonies and duets in the 2nd verse then back to our super heavy part and into the 3rd verse with slight distortion on the vocals then ochestral strings come in with some of the heaviness making the song sound brilliant.

2.Blackfield the albums title track starts with soft piano playing then teh others join in creating a dream like sound as soon as steve wilson starts singing i get goose bumps. also what teh blackfield he's singing about seems to be his one refuge from reality and he wants to go ther with someone he's loves for me its a song of love and escaping and this wonderous place called blackfield.

3. Glow

An almost mysterious song Aviv is singing this one and has lots of added in sounds from the synths its a much slower piano piece and full of harmonies. as the song progresses the song sounds hauntingly sad as if the singer is longing for the "glow" then it returns to the verse and the drums come in making the song sound "epic" and very good then techincally a gutiar "solo" but its more like a break in the singing and a little harmony ahs the ends

4. Scars

Aviv sings this one as well and is more electronic with the drums getting triggered and strings and synth during the chorus makign it sound very much like the "epicness" of glow lots of harmony on the vocals. the chorus though just sounds so cool and beautiful only 4 songs in and we already have the making of a great album.


Lullaby seems for like filler on this album because it is distinclly different from all the other songs being just on piano and one of the easiest piano tracks ever (it was the 2nd song i learned on piano) and i feel this song is here just to make the album longer, that being said it is a very good song but to different from the others.


One of the few blackfield songs to start with the drums this song was one that struck me as a great song on the album. the song is keeping with teh theme of the album longing and hope. not much to say here just a very good song

7& 8.Summer & Cloudy Now

This is where the album lost its way and stopped it from being an essential album while both songs have some high points summer is just way too bland and it seems to drag on and on. Cloudy now has the honour of being the only blackfield song i hate. its just really bad and has one of the worst ending to a song and they keep changin there mind on the message of the song is it about weather or about our generation?

9.)The Whole In Me

Sounds like a rip off of all my love-led zeppelin one of the reasons i don't listen to this song a lot though not a bad song


THIS SONG IS THE GREATEST BLACKFIELD SONG EVER SIMPEL AS THAT. it is fucking brilliant (pardon my french) it is truely great the piano is some of the best ive ever heard.

11.,12, & 14 Perfect World,Where Is My Love, And Once this is blackfield at their best this songs are the songs i would tell someone to listen to if they wanted to hear what true blackfield is

so while blackfield isn't going to inspire anyone to write an album like 2112 it really will get people excited about playing music becuase of there simple yet complex music

paroxix | 4/5 |


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