Bloodshel is an original heavy metal band from Bahrain formed six years ago. They now are ready with their debut album as appropriate is named Phase One. Metal Archives list only 12 metal band from Baharain, and half of them have split up. .
Bahrain is an Islamist country but let’s say that it is not the most fundamentalist, hence the metal scene is growing little by little and that the reverse is happening with its enemies in Iran, the bands are not persecuted and do not have to hide, and the authorities didn`t put obstacles in their way.
Bloodshel has a bit lack of originality but I was expecting perhaps that they added something of the oriental touch to their music, something that does not happen at any time. The fact is that songs like Screaming that seem drawn from the British Steel of the Judas Priest.
The singer in the band is Jassim Algillidar and he have a great voice that reminds me of John Bush the singer of Armored Saint. The music of Bloodshell has groove, positive dynamics in the rhythmic base, good refrains and great guitar solos. Maybe on the next album they can even though present some more originality in the material. It is always allowed to hope.