Blame The Sacred – The Path
I Walk Alone
Six Shots Of Hate
Danny Porter – Vocals
Andy Wordsworth – Guitar/Vocals
Scott Emery – Drums
Kriss Rayner – Guitar/Vocals
Wez Gill – Bass/Vocals
After a very busy 2019 which saw Doncaster rockers Blame The Sacred sign with management company ForgeAMP, receive airplay on Planet Rock for their Edge of Tomorrow single and play shows with bands such as Blackwater Conspiracy, Yesterdays Gone, and DeadBlondeStars, Blame The Sacred hit the studio. The result is their new EP “The Path” which was written by Blame The Sacred and recorded and produced by Matt Eliss and Blame The Sacred at Axis Recording Studios. “The Path” is scheduled for release on 27th March 2020.
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on a copy prior to its release.
The EP opens with the with the moody andatmospheric “Intro”. Just over a minute of instrumental tension, building a false sense of security before we are treated to the raw power of the opening riff that is “I Walk Alone” This track has set opener written all over it. Danny Porter’s commanding vocals take charge as the whole band smash it up. I love the stomping bass drum that Scott Emery delivers here. “I Walk Alone” is heavy, it is hard and it is good. The tempo gets reduced slightly with the wonderful “Hollow Ground”. This is the slow, ‘heart on the sleeve’ number of the EP and what a great track this is. It’s a song about regret and remorse, about hurting the ones around you. It has real power and depth as it builds and builds. Andy Wordsworth and Kriss Rayner’s guitar work is awsome especially at the 4:30 mark where they take control superbly.
The chunky ‘in your face’ “Home” thunders along nicely. There’s some outstandingly intricate playing throughout this track that create moments of musical genius. “Home” highlighs just how tight Blame The Sacred are. “Six Shots Of Hate” is the angry song on the EP and one where bassist Wez Gill shines. Some of his playing will leave your jaw dropping. “Six Shots Of Hate” blasts it’s way into your head with an explosion of pure rock. “The Path” closes with the instrumental “Statim Finis”. Starting off as airwave/white noise like sound effects, “Statim Finis” soon finds that heavy, stomach punching riff that Blame The Sacred are so good at.
All in all “The Path” is a stunning piece of work. It has great tracks, solid playing and some magical moments. With “The Path”, Blame The Sacred have created an impressive EP that will get them new followers, it will get them noticed and hopefully it will get them the success that they so richly deserve. It is the kind of record that will have people checking out their back catalogue for more.