Heathen Apostles are launching a series of EPs, united by one theme, a new bluegrass style. In hearing the prominent gothic americana / dark country of the project it is properly deemed bloodgrass. Passion, blood, horror in the hot southern summer night. And no one will get away alive.
The legendary and truly imperishable spiritualism of Gershwin’s Summertime by Heathen Apostles sounds like a dark ritual dark folk; a song from the other side, from the world of the dead. Death Came a Ridin’ continues it, but it is more familiar to Heathen Apostles fans, the impetuous gothic americana thriller. Dark Days has a dark cabaret sound, noticeably different in its style from the rest of the track list of Bloodgrass Vol. I. Lady in Gold – a colorful sample of the combination dark country / bluegrass, it can be said, exemplifies the form and direction of the “new” subgenre. The modern classic country of Darrell Scott’s You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive completes the first experience in the world of bloodgrass, with all the dimensions of the appropriate atmosphere.
Interesting EP. Heathen Apostles develop as a creative unit without leaving their format. At the same time there is no self-repetition, self-plagiarism, Bloodgrass sounds quite exciting. 7/10.