Salem Trials - Bad Blood - Song Review - Modern Metalcore from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Salem Trials - Bad Blood - Song Review - Modern Metalcore from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Salem Trials - Bad Blood - Song Review - Modern Metalcore from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Today, we shine the spotlight on Salem Trials, a promising modern metalcore band hailing from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Their powerful song 'Bad Blood' captivates listeners with its irresistible sound quality and showcases the band's exceptional musicianship and creative composition. This debut release from Salem Trials demonstrates their potential and stands above the standards typically associated with up-and-coming bands.

Bad Blood (Guitar Playthrough). Guitar playthrough for "Bad Blood" from the band's debut EP Misanthropy.

Salem Trials caught my attention through Metalhead Community Submissions, and their song 'Bad Blood' instantly made an impact. Released in 2019 as part of their debut album 'Misanthropy,' this track offers something refreshing and distinct. In an era where many bands conform to similar structures and ideas, the collective stands out by delivering their unique style and vision. While their debut album is a platform for growth and improvement, it already showcases promising qualities.

The song exudes a powerful and dark atmosphere, enhanced by the additional pads and elements that sporadically emerge, evoking a cinematic soundtrack feel. Moreover, the song's attitude is notable for its aggression and rebelliousness, which resonates strongly. There have been incredible bands that have made their mark by masterfully blending aggression with a dark atmosphere, and the band has succeeded in achieving a similar impact. It is impressive to consider how much they can evolve and build upon the strong foundation laid down in this debut album.

Salem Trials, band photo. Credit: Unknown

Technically, 'Bad Blood' boasts excellent standards in terms of sound quality. The mix is clear, powerful, and finely engineered, contributing to the overall energy and vibe of the song. The meticulous attention to detail in production has resulted in a flawless execution. The producer deserves recognition for understanding the band's style, expectations, and emotions, and translating them into a bulletproof sound. In music, the ability to make others feel what you feel is paramount, and 'Bad Blood' serves as a prime example of this connection.

Taking all these factors into account, I am thoroughly impressed by Salem Trials' debut release. Their exceptional work on 'Bad Blood' showcases their talent and deserves to be heard.

Salem Trials, band photo. Credit: Unknown

In conclusion, we, as the Metalhead Community Team, extend our heartfelt congratulations to Salem Trials for their amazing job on 'Bad Blood.' We wish them the very best in their future endeavors. Thanks for reading.

Salem Trials, Misanthropy (2019) EP front cover artwork. Art Credit: Unknown



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