Tallhart – ‘Bloodlines’ Review
By: Bekka Collins
Florida quartet Tallhart, previously known as Marksmen have released their six-track EP ‘Bloodlines’ through Equal Vision Records.
Album opener and first single “Fever (Sister of Mine)” portrays strong indie influenced instrumentals which easily blend Matt Segallos’ soothing vocals into the track. Incorporating heavy drum beats gives this track a bold structure, which often reverts to a comfortable yet memorable post-rock ambience.
“Blood Of My Blood” displays Tallhart’s master of simplicity. While the instrumentals are chilled out and anything but forced, the repetition of “blood of my blood” lulls us into a state of relaxation.“Brooklyn Is Burning” then changes the direction of the album
by unmasking the beginning of an acoustic number, before picking up the pace and letting the occasional rock influence seep through.
Standout track “Drunk Kids” mixes controlled yet hushed vocals and a youthful soul to create an upbeat and positive indie-rock track which is already receiving great praise from fans and critics alike. The most relatable track on the record by far showing great potential to be a Summer hit.
“Wolves”, similar to “Fever (Sister of Mine)” excels in the craftsmanship of playful instrumentals, equipped with a sing-along chorus and folk like elements to put an extra twist on the materials already featured throughout the album.
Closing the album is “Holy War” which constructs pounding drums and grittier riffs channeling a completely different energy and power into ‘Bloodlines’. “Holy War” really shows the diversity Tallhart can bring to the game and ends the album with a bang.
Overall Rating: 7/10