Tiffy Thompson October 12, 2012
The Bloody Five are seasoned, pounding and sexy. Wailing harmonicas evoke Southern Blues a la Black Snake Moan, thrown into a morass of Tool, Jethro Tull, the Misfits and the Damned. The music is well structured and creepy, with the plodding menace of a horror movie and the driving drums to make you wanna do something bad.
Announcing, “You’ve got a new favorite band” at the onset of the performance proved to be a prophecy fulfilled. They are a mature band, confident and intuitive of each other on the stage. The crowd was pretty much going ballistic the whole time. Lots of smoke and lasers.
They’re consummate professionals.
They dressed dark but not lurching into caricature, showy but not overwrought.
They have clearly been doing this for a while. Convincing and confident with their sound, they easily won over new converts.
FINAL GRADE 94 %