Bloodshed was formed in 1998 by singer Mortiifico and guitarist Vomitory Gorification. Guitarist Eric, bassist Clément and drummer Olivier soon joined the rank. A self-titled demo was pieced together in 2000 and several gigs followed. An independent MCD called Zombified Carnage was issued in 2001.
The band entered its next MCD in 2002, but had it released only in late 2003 through Snakebite Production. It was entitled Warped In The Macabre.
BLOODSHED - WARPED IN THE MACABRE - SNAKEBITE
The album's name somehow kept getting read as Wrapped In The Macabre here at Metallian Towers, which would have made more sense, but Wrapped In The Macabre sounds interesting too!
The MCD begins with a useless intro and the band kicks into the most brutal growl-o-rama death metal since the release of the lone Miasma CD back in 1995 or so. The onslaught continues with a heavy bass sound, sporadic snare attacks and lower and deeper growls than the abyss, all of which mingle freely with doom and sludge riffs! Bloodshed's preferred battleground is an Autopsy-meets-Suffocation-meets-Cannibal Corpse arena. The song structures follow a repetitive pattern though and the drummer, while nimble, simply follows the rest of the band for the most part. His blast beats and the guitarist's whirlwind riffing make for a sick band nonetheless. The band has the thickest sound and has devised grand plans for the poor listener's ears! - Ali "The Metallian"