Arcade Fire might be the indie faves these days, but it's rock bands like Pearl Jam and Tool that are really raking in the dough. And that's good news for New York's Blood Red Sun, whose industrial alt-rock sound will appeal to those 30-somethings still living in the early 90s.
For the rest of us, the band's debut disc, A Nation Of Saviors, sounds like a dated, watered-down version of the most mundane Seattle band you could think of. Gut-wrenching, over-earnest tracks such as So It Goes would sound great at the end of a Jennifer Aniston-led romantic comedy, but avoid putting it on a mix tape at all costs.
Despite having an abundance of passion, these songs have been done - and done better - years ago.
Blood Red Sun play the Horseshoe Friday (August 31).