Released: 2000, Independent
I don’t know what it is about this month but here I am with my second one man band. BLB Metal is the project of Brain Benedict. Brian plays all guitars, bass, drums and vocals for this recording. He also produced, recorded, mixed and arranged the whole CD and also created the cover art. A true one man project.
Without knowing that this was a one man project I would have been none the wiser. Benedict does a good job on all the jobs that he has taken upon himself. This CD, like almost everyone that I have reviewed in the last few months, has the obligatory intro aptly titled "Intro". Following the into is "Stranded". This is just a straight ahead metal song. "All that is Dying" starts off with a plodding intro then kicks it into gear before changing tempo again for the solo section. "Enter The Reason" closes out this CD with a real thrasher that almost reminds me of an 80s tune. Good closer.
This CD is pretty good for being recorded and not really produced. There is even a message in the credits stating that the CD has not been professionally recorded. The one thing that hits me again and again when I listen to that CD is that, this guy is good but he could do with a little help. At times he sort of loses focus and it seems that he could use a collaborator to help keep his vision intact. With a little work, help and some proper production Benedict could create some solid metal releases. firstname.lastname@example.org