Album Review: The Bendal Interlude – “Reign of the Unblinking Eye”

The Bendal Interlude - Reign Of The Unblinking Eye

Debut full length Reign of the Unblinking Eye from The Bendal Interlude is an exercise in riffs-a-plenty done with a southern groove metal swagger. They flirt with a few different approaches throughout that don’t stray far from this formula but by and large groove reigns supreme. At first the familiarity of the sound is welcoming but this ends up being the album’s downfall as a whole. It’s just too familiar, meaning almost identical to an entire subset of metal. Continue reading