Sound — 10
Art never sounded so brutal. Listening to the Blood Brothers for the first time is like an endurance test, that exhausts you so much that you don't even realize how smart these guys really are. The structure of the songs is often lost in the chaos, but just give this one a couple listens. The rhythms are much tighter than they seem, as they are overpowered by the chaotic guitar work. This isn't screamo, or hardcore. It's the soundtrack to modern insanity.
Lyrics — 10
Vocally, the two main vocalists of the Blood Brothers, Jordan Billie and Johnny Whitney, just sound like shreiking banshees. After you adjust to their unique vocal stylings, you will discover how adept these guys are at screaming, complementing each other for some truly headbanging rhythms. In terms of melodic singing, they have plenty more to go, but the Blood Brothers are the kind of band that is defintely not afraid of progress (or much anything else for that matter). Lyrically, these guys are geniuses. The lyrics are poetic, philosophical, yet also in your face and frank. The songs are rife with brain twisting metaphors and the kind of dark imagery that one would think that only serial killers and Chuck Paluhniuk thought of. One of my favorite bands in terms of lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
The Blood Brothers can be compared to Hot Cross and Fear Before The March Of Flames. They sound exactly like those bands, yet completely different. It's hard to categorize something like this, that just sounds groundbreaking in every note. Burn, Piano Island, Burn is that smack in the face, waking you up as to the current shitty state of the world, and screaming at you to do something about it. It's one of those albums that shows us that rock music doesn't have limits.