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WHAT THE BLOOD REVEALED hail from Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. They came together in late 2004 and have created a sound which lies somewhere between alt-rock and post-metal. In 2007 WHAT THE BLOOD REVEALED released their self-titled debut EP and the band is currently at work on their first full length effort.

WHAT THE BLOOD REVEALED have already drawn comparisons with bands such as RED SPAROWES, TIDES and ISIS and are highly recommended to all fans of this particular genre.

In 2009 the band released their second EP and in 2012 they released their first studio album entitled ''A Harbour of Devils'' through Field Records. The release of the album has also seen changes in the band's line-up, with only Scott remaining in the guitars.

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3.08 | 4 ratings
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3.08 | 4 ratings

Harbour of Devils
What the Blood Revealed Experimental/Post Metal

Review by R-A-N-M-A

3 stars Reviewer Prog-Jester pointed out in his review of What the Blood Revealed's eponymous debut EP, the band is pretty average. Having listened to their first full length album, Harbour of Devils, I agree with the sentiment. There isn't too much to get excited about here unless you are an absolutely adamant fan of slightly crunchy droning.

I don't mean that to sound like an insult, but it kind of did. What I mean to say, is that the album is an exemplar of middle of the road post-rock/metal. If you've done any research into the genre you know that extended composition, fuzzy instrumentation, minor keys, walls of sound and maudlin emotion are genre hallmarks. The band treads no new ground, but plays well enough. If you've already found you have the temperament for this kind of music then you'll probably find Harbour of Devils to your taste.

If you are just getting into the genres, I can think of more offensive places to get started. However, in relation to the experimental/post-metal genre as specifically outlined here at PA, I personally recommend sticking to the experimental side. There is so much more vivacity and power in that experimentation that tends to drown in the wash, as is the case on Harbour of Devils.

In closing, it's good if you like or are interested in pure post-rock/metal. I'd say it's more than just a collector's album, so it probably warrants a three out of five. Just not a particularly enthusiastic three. If 2.5 were available it would be the perfectly average score for a perfectly average album.

Just a quick remark on the album artwork. It is excellent, but underutilized. It belies a dark dynamism that just isn't there.

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2.17 | 4 ratings

What the Blood Revealed
What the Blood Revealed Experimental/Post Metal

Review by Prog-jester
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2 stars Releases like this can serve as an example of why some people dislike Post-Rock/ Post-Metal. They say it's boring; WTBR are indeed boring. They say it's melodically poor; WTBR have no melodies to hum here too. They say it's simple and predictable; WTBR walk around the same 'quiet-loud dynamics' structures and rarely throw more than 4 chords to songs' harmonies. Everything results into a very poor kind of Post-Rock, derivative and simply NOT interesting. If you're hungry for any new release, you can get this EP, but if you're a Post-Rock/Metal newbie or just not Genre's fanboy, avoid this. Nothing criminal here, but nothing to feed my ears with too. A collector's item really. Good luck, guys, throw some more creative forces into your further works!
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