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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bloodsucker (4:01)

Total Time 4:01

Line-up / Musicians

- Todd Smith / vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
- Jasan Stepp / guitar, keyboards, programmed drums, bass

Releases information

Label: Rotten Records Inc.
Release date: April 5, 2011

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Review by Rune2000
4 stars There were a lot of mixed feelings going though my head when I heard Bloodsucker for the first time, right around its release in early April 2011. On one hand, it was the long awaited new track from Polkadot Cadaver, a band that I've been completely mesmerized by ever since I heard Purgatory Dance Party in early March 2011. On the other hand, the style of this single sounded very different from what I expected from Todd Smith and Jasan Stepp. The chorus line seemed a bit too generic and the whole approach to music making would have sounded out of place on the debut album. Luckily, a few revisits later I began to appreciate what the band was going for with this composition.

Let's not forget that Bloodsucker is the first single which automatically makes me reflect on the band's first single off Purgatory Dance Party. A Wolf In Jesus Skin had a completely opposite effect on me since I fell in love with it at first but then it managed to lose some of its momentum 50+ spins later. I guess that having a polar opposite effect with Bloodsucker is actually a good thing and if the rest of the album is as strong as this first teaser then I definitely won't be disappointed!

**** star songs: Bloodsucker (4:01)

Review by Conor Fynes
4 stars 'Bloodsucker' - Polkadot Cadaver (Single)

Here is the single for the second album by Polkadot Cadaver, an avant-garde metal project that rose from the ashes of the Baltimore band Dog Fashion Disco. This is a band that should share fans with bands like Mr. Bungle or even Unexpect; a very quirky take on metal that is not afraid to experiment. The album 'Sex Offender' was a great album, although it was a bit of a mixed bag when it came to songs. 'Bloodsucker' was certainly one of the more memorable tracks from that album though, and while it did take a few listens to grow on me, its quirky approach makes for a very charming single. The song has a gothic feel to it and plenty of near-circus weirdness. The chorus is infectious to say the least, although the sheer poppiness of it takes a few listens to sink in. The performance by the band reminds me somewhat of Pain of Salvation, but the style of songwriting is much different. Despite following a fairly conventional style of songwriting, Polkadot Cadaver has worked alot of strange arrangements into the song. 'Bloodsucker' is a great song, although people should be warned that it takes a very poppy approach, despite being technically a 'metal' song.

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