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Gig Review: Smack dab in the middle of the shitstorm – The Blind Image story

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Blind Image storytellersSomething old yet something new. On a Sunday evening in the basement of a bank, one of India’s best metal bands Blind Image decided to give their fans a little more than their music; their story.

The band shared their experience with their fans on a personal level, playing music from their debut album ‘Psychobabble’ as well as the recently released second album ‘More Than Human.’ After starting the set with the title song from the debut album, vocalist David started narrating the story behind the song; how the song was made during an early morning jam session which happened in one of their close friend’s house in Chennai. Following this, the band played ‘Skin,’ one of the most popular songs from the debut album. The intro riff was met with a thundering response from the crowd and David continued the story telling; how the song reminds them of their former guitarist Prashant Mathias (who is at the Musician’s Institute in LA now)

Soon after that, Christo, the vocalist of the city based funk rock band Public Issue joined David on stage for ‘Read My Lips,’ another track from Pyschobabble. He had recorded the vocal harmonies on the album too and it was quite interesting to watch the song played live. Christo exuded a certain charisma that captivated the crowds, after which the band took a mini-break to down tune their guitars while David continued the story telling.

Restart: Down tuned guitars, mean aggressive faces and wham! The band kicked into the title track ‘More Than Human,’ which was followed by ‘Glitch In The System.’ This song featured Blind Image’s ex guitarist Arvind Muralidharan (ex-Crypted) on guitars and despite the lack of space in the small jam room, a mini-moshpit erupted. ‘Ominous,’ was next, and David spoke about how the song was to have been removed from the album but was re-included right at the end.

What came next was a sort of surprise for the crowd- the song ‘Epitaph’ which is a mellow song from the album. This song has never been played live earlier, and the response that followed was also something they would’ve probably never seen earlier- silence! But things were brought back on track when they continued with ‘Deciphered’, with the crowd singing along during the chorus with David. This led into ‘Circle of the Unique’ which was only proof that Blind Image can sound just as tight as they do on the recording, live! And this with respect to the heavy and the soft tunes.

The band finally ended the show with the song ‘Say No More’ from the album ‘Psychobabble’. It was unusual and interesting to see a metal band ending a set with a very soft song, and like David said, a one like this that had lyrics that seemed so apt!

Blind Image has come a long way from their first album. The maturity in song writing and the change in sound shows how they’ve evolved with time. The story of the band described their passion, their commitment, their perseverance and their love for what they do.  Smack-dab in the middle of shit storm – a perfect story teller gig and the first one by an Indian Band.

  • David Simon

    David here… Nice one man… Thank you!

  • ‘One of India’s best metal bands’ ???? I don’t know whether to laugh out loud or burst into tears.

  • ^^^Sick pussy??? Rofl what?

    Wow look at that, I do have tears in my eyes lol.

  • @Morpheus-I think you should just cry because you know you can't do anything else other than making comments just to prove that you are a sick pussy.

  • Kindly refer to comment 3 mamaji

  • You also refer to comment 3,that was meant for you,you fucking sickface.If you don't appreciate something,shut the fuck up and stop commenting for nuts when you can't do anything yourself?

    Have the guts to play good music?,Have the guts to bring up a band?

    So stop making useless comments and make some good use of interweb,and if you'd tell ME to make good use of the interweb,let me tell you beforehand that I'm doing so by putting some fucking sense in your head.

    kthxbai.

  • INTERWEB??? ROFLLL

  • Whore,don't change the topic.

  • Ok asshole, I'm going to pick apart everything you said in your last post and show you up for the fucking fool that you are

    1) YOU SAID:

    ''You also refer to comment 3,that was meant for you,you fucking sickface.If you don’t appreciate something,shut the fuck up and stop commenting for nuts when you can’t do anything yourself?''

    First of all what the hell is a SICKFACE? LOL Is that the best abuse you can come up with or is that what offends people in your village?

    Second of all why should I not comment? These articles are open for comments right shithead? If you have such a big problem why not whine to the site owners and ask them to shut the comments sections down? And since when is it a requirement that unless a person can do a similar task they are not eligible to comment? Are you saying that no one should comment on India's lousy cricket form just because we can't play cricket as well as them? Think about it dumbfuck.

    2) YOU SAID:

    ''Have the guts to play good music?,Have the guts to bring up a band?''

    Hmm what does 'having guts' have to do with playing good music or 'bringing up (lol)' a band? I don't have to do any of those things to give my opinion on anything. Similarly I don't have any experience being a kiss ass cocksucking chump like you but I still say you are every now and then.

    3) YOU SAID:

    ''So stop making useless comments and make some good use of interweb,and if you’d tell ME to make good use of the interweb,let me tell you beforehand that I’m doing so by putting some fucking sense in your head.''

    (Dying with laughter) Once again what in god's name is the INTERWEB? Is it some sort of mafia run by Spiderman?

    And I will make as many 'useless' comments as I want asshole because apparently I have a right to free speech and voicing my opinion so why don't you take your crying to the Lady Gaga fan site.

    INTERWEB – ROFL

  • Well,go ahead then,if you really think so.But you are not voicing your opinion.All you are doing is writing nonsense.

  • ^^And you are writing SO MUCH sense right? I don't see anything you've written so far that 'contributes positively' to this site. Take a look at your nick name you stupid fuck and then tell me who the real troll is.

    Stupid dumb fucking cunt.

  • hi, new to the site, thanks.

  • slipstream

    @ Morpheus you pwned his ass man!
    Got yourself a real tight and pink fecal orifice for your ramming pleasure.

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