What the Blood Revealed
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What the Blood Revealed

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"Various quotes"

"Highly tipped domestic talent....Ayrshire riff machines" (October 2009), The Skinny

"….. more Red Sparrowes or recent Pelican than Isis but that's no bad thing. Who knows, given time we might just see WTBR pop up on Southern Lord themselves. Jodi Mullen- The Scotsman (Under the Radar feature)

"…post-metallic skull-crushers" June 2009- The Skinny

"Often displaying the slightly psyched out side that Mono have these guys aren’t for the faint hearted but once heard they are unforgettable. 2008, Quad Magazine

"They have the energy and ferocity of an early 65daysofstatic while still possessing the calm of the American Post-rock bands such as Caspian and Red Sparowes"- UK Metal Underground dot com

"Heavy but at the same time atmospheric, WTBR create an eerie wall of sound that you could easily get lost in – a triumph for the instrumental genre". Kilmarnock Standard

"What The Blood Revealed are an instrumental 4 piece from Scotland signed to Bad Mammoth Records. I first came by them last year and haven’t stopped listening since. Their music seems to combine influences from modern rock and metal, as well as classics like Pink Floyd. For me its the perfect blend of the beauty of “post-rock” with the rawness and ballsyness of “post-metal”. They’re directly in between both sub-genres with monster riffs and distorted heavy sections, and soft, serene melodic passages in which delay pedals rarely go amiss. For fans out there who aren’t mad about the “post-rock” sound, this EP might seem a little obvious because the common structure behind each track is one of the oldest tricks in the book; start quiet, build, and go heavy. That being said, this is still a good trick and they make it work terrifically.

The 3rd track ‘Evolution is not a Theory’ is definitely the highlight of the EP, its one of those tracks I consider to be cornerstones in music like ‘Mammoth’ by Pelican. The power that it generates when the heavy section kicks in is astonishing to such a point that it feels like they couldn’t possibly push their wall of sound any further. Its like hitting the ground after bungee jumping with a faulty rope. The lead guitar part is quite simple but it creates one of the most dramatic soundscapes I’ve ever heard. I call it a ‘cornerstone’ because the overall effect this track has is so intense that it makes me think no one can surpass it, and if anyone were to try, the two would immediately be compared. I highly recommend this EP for post rock enthusiasts, and for you metal-heads who are looking for something less aggressive than The Ocean". 2009- Cinematic Music blog
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EP1- 2007
EP2- 2009

Streaming tracks are available at http://www.last.fm/music/What+The+Blood+Revealed



What the Blood Revealed is an instrumental rock band from Irvine on the West Coast of Scotland. We came together in 2004 and have created a sound influenced by such giants of the leftfield as Isis, Russian Circles and Mogwai. We find our inspiration in science and literature, and the truths they reveal.

We have released two well received EPs which have found their way to friends across the world and are currently compiling new material for a full length release in 2010.

If you can help What the Blood Revealed find shows, airplay, a label or reviews we would be grateful to hear from you.