12 Songs, 36 Minutes

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Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
Axel Hernandez

Finally!

First Blood has always brought truth through their music. This long awaited album is finally here, and I'm excited. If you've never heard of First Blood, I suggest that you listen to their first two albums to get a feel of who these men are and what they believe in.
RISE ABOVE...
HARDCORE PRIDE!

john.b203

First Blood at its finest

When I first listened to the stream of the album on Facebook I was hesitant because the album seemed liked a gimmick, with the whole concept seeming as a common theme and all of the songs having common names. Upon listening to the album on my personal devices, I found that I was dead wrong. This album is anything but a gimmick. FB has created an album that resembles past First Blood, as well as mixing in a new age metal sound. The lyrics on the album are some of the best that I have heard from them, and their riffs and breakdowns are amazing. Their passion and pride really shines through on this album.

Off-Duty Ninja

They Drew First Blood Not F***kin Me

It's been too long. I'm so glad FB is back with a new album. No BS, straight up hXc.

About First Blood

Metallic hardcore unit First Blood emerged out of San Francisco's Bay Area in 2002, formed on the side by Terror members Carl Schwartz (vocals) and Doug Weber (guitar), both of whom had also previously played in Sworn Vengeance. Socially and politically aware in their approach (Schwartz is a staunch vegan), First Blood were never intended to be a full-time gig. Yet the band made local waves right from the start, playing its first gig with hardcore icons Cro-Mags. In 2003, First Blood (at this time rounded out by drummer Nate and bassist Joe) made their recorded debut with a self-titled EP through Division 36 Records (distributed via Bridge Nine) and played a spot on Syracuse, New York's annual Hellfest. The guys followed up the next year on a split 7" with Philadelphia's Blacklisted; it was issued through Deathwish Inc. and featured new members Nick Jett (drums, also of Terror), Manuel Peralez (bass), and Kyle Dixon (second guitar, ex-Embrace the End). Outside obligations with other bands had caused problems and turnover over time, so when Schwartz decided to go with First Blood full-time -- his last Terror tour was in the fall of 2005 -- he needed dedicated musicians around him. He eventually found such stability alongside Dixon, Peralez, guitarist Daniel Fletcher, and drummer Mike Orris, Jr.; the drumming position still remained in flux from the studio to the road, however. Hooking up with Trustkill, the band embarked on an early 2006 tour with Ignite and Comeback Kid, leading into the spring release of First Blood's first full-length, Killafornia. First Blood's much anticipated sophomore outing, Silence Is Betrayal, was released in 2008, but it would be nearly a decade before they would head back into the studio. In 2016 they inked a deal with Pure Noise, which released their third LP, Rules, the following year. ~ Corey Apar

ORIGIN
San Francisco, CA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2002

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