Bloodride - Idiocracy - Reviewed By Metalopenmind! Tuesday June 21 2022, 6:40 PM
Bloodride - Idiocracy - Reviewed By Metalopenmind!

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Bloodride is a thrash metal group from Helsinki that has been active since its formation in 2000. The long-running debut would only come about a decade later through the album Crowned in Hell (2011). Since then the group has released three more studio albums, the most recent being Idiocracy released in September last year by the Great Dane Records label, 10 years after the debut. It is therefore a group with good musical maturity, experience, and extremely focused on their thrash metal (invariably) fast and extreme, punctuated by some melody in the choruses and the great solos of the duo of guitarists. The line-up has been stabilized since the entry of guitarist Simo Partanen (Ex-Drop Forge) in 2013, the same quintet that recorded Bloodmachine (2014), Planet Alcatraz (2016) and the most recent Idiocracy (2021).

I confess that I had never heard of the group, but I was pleased to receive this promo from MD / PR because the hearing of the 12 tracks that make up the album pleased me a lot, especially the instrumental part and the excellent riffs debited over the 39 minutes of relentless fury directed at the ills that humanity practices itself and its habitat. The press release directs the band to fans of Exodus, Death Angel and Testament, but quite frankly I didn't find many references of these bands on this album, maybe a bit of Testament in the most closely lived parts here and there. Vocalist Jyrki Leskinen has a very aggressive record, the kind you hear in sludge bands, more or less in line with our Max Cavalera. In fact, the theme Thoughts and Prayers reminded me a lot about the aurena phase of Sepultura. I also note the track Cast out from Idiocracy that closes the album and whose most guttural vocal part reminded me of João Gordo do Ratos de Porão. Check out the music video below!

Finland is one of the countries with the largest number of bands per square meter in the world (!), always revealing large groups at European level in the most diverse musical genres. In the thrash issue however, it has never exported big names worldwide, except perhaps the Lost Society in more recent years. In general they are the most melodic bands (power, symphony, prog and death) that can achieve greater popularity. I don't believe the Bloodride will be among the big ones one day, but I don't doubt they're close to being a benchmark in terms of thrash in their home country. In a moment, Idiocracy is as intense as a punch in the stomach, and as effective as a slap in the face. You get your ass kicked, but you learn a lesson. - Metalopenmind

Release Date: September 17th, 2021

FFO; Exodus, Death Angel,  Testament

Finnish thrashers Bloodride have raged over two decades and they are getting still even more furious. New album “Idiocracy” storms you over like pack of wildhorses.  

Their fourth album´s lyrical themes are angry notices about how we badly treat each other and mother Earth. 

Great Dane Records released album “Idiocracy” September 17th.  

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Jyrki Leskinen - vocals
Teemu Vähäkangas - guitar
Simo Partanen - guitar
Esa Pennala - bass
Petteri Lammassaari - drums

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