CD REVIEW: No Good Deeds by Blister

Blister’s “No Good Deeds”, release released just last year, says it consists of such genres as punk, rock, metal, hard rock, garage rock, but when listening in you can hear some traces of metal, but it is purely all rock n’ roll based material. Which makes this album work rather well, but there is no form of metal upon this release, for me to tell at least. All to be heard is that rock n’ roll vibe with the essence of punk rock in the mists…..

“No Good Deeds”, was released through Cross Bones Records just last year in 2016. While that may not seem so far away, it is actually. Which is why Blister is the perfect namesake for a band such as this, because they are in fact a trio act. Three piece bands could either make it or break it depending on their style source and how much of a fandom surrounds them and all of that good stuff. For the likes of Blister though, this trio act consists of Larry Love on drums/vocals, Natasha Fatale on bass/vocals, with Dave Dred on guitar/vocals. So many vocalists when it only sounds like there is one throughout the entire album at times. But if the trio says there are three vocalists within their band then so be it. The band themselves though do posses that punk rock, garage rock, look and feel; so that is one thing they got going on. While the musical side of them is decent sounding. They sound a lot like the early working’s of AFI meets Bad Religion or even some of the early Green Day thrown into the mix. That is the vibe that these guys give off really with their music in general and when it comes down to this album called “No Good Deeds”.

As far as the album goes “No Good Deeds”, is not a downer of an album. But more of a pick me up release. For one it consists of 19-tracks so with that extensive amount of material at hand, there is likely quite a few tracks to your liking. If there is not then perhaps this trio act is not the trio for you. In any case though this album has such tracks as “You’re So Lovely”, “Goodbye Darling”, “Fall Where They May”, and “Society”. These song selections are the pick of the litter to get your socks, flying off and rocking hard. For if it was not for these songs, this album would have fallen flat right then and there with no reason to hear it at all. Any who the songs here really pick up on that garage punk rock style, the bass, drums, and guitar structure is all done really well. Keeps the music in check, while the vocalists work their hardest at keeping the vocals in tune with the instrumentals, bringing it altogether to sound top notch in quality.

All in all though Blister’s “No Good Deeds”, album is a piece of work. It possess that essence of the early times of the grunge, punk rock era, of the past times. While the past is in the past, Blister is still here in the present times, bringing out their edge to the masses with style and hype.


by Jennifer Hertzler

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