Review by Aaron Cloutier & Staff
As I began listening to “In Too Deep” from southern Indiana based Rock band Blind Perception, I was immediately whisked away to a time before mine, but one I always respect and enjoy.
Musically, “In too deep” takes influence of the classic 70’s sound made popular by the likes of Led Zeppelin and Deep purple but to my ear, draws from more under the radar acts like Molly Hatchet. Imagine if the latter bumped into Ted Nugent at the local watering hole and busted out into an impromptu jam session. (Which would be weird considering Nugent doesn’t partake in alcohol but…y’know, humor me.) To me, it’s kinda like that. It’s got that gritty dirty aesthetic going on that you’ll hear from the exciting talent that filled the stadiums during that classic time.
As a band, Blind Perception keeps the performance cool with a sense of swagger. The bass growls as the song starts, immediately grabbing your attention as it lays out the sonic real estate for things to come. Shortly after, fast-paced drums join the fray creating a nice steady groove coupled with those down and dirty guitars churning out blues rock riffs with a snarling tone. Sitting on top of course come the vocals that showcase all the best of classic rock fixings. There’s a grittiness to the performance, but also a nice slight twang. As if Danny Joe Brown was mixed in with a pinch of David Allen Coe for good measure.
I’d say the production on this track accurately captures the true nature of the band. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that one can expect a vintage sound in terms of the sonic quality of the recording. I feel like if I went to check these guys out at a rock club, the sound you hear on the recording is what they would bring to the stage which makes this recording shine with that live performance sound that rock fans love. The band maintains that intense energy on their recording.
The inspiration of the song touches on the topic of toxic relationships and how one can easily find themselves trapped in something that’s ultimately, unhealthy. This to me, is best described in the lyric:
“Hind sights 20/20 signs I didn't see, it's too late to run now she's got her claws in me. It's too late for me now cause I'm in too deep.”
In short, “In Too Deep” by Blind Perception is a upbeat romp in vintage territory chock full of attitude and heft. For fans of classic rock/rock/blues-rock at it's best, you'll dig this song and the band.
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About Blind Perception 2020 Banger Music Awards nominee hailing from Southern Indiana, Blind Perception has been putting out great music since 2018. The band is comprised of Tommy (drums/lead vocals); Brent ( lead guitar); Theron ( rhythm guitar); and Charlie (bass/vocals). The band boasts a sound that is influenced by classic, blues, southern, and hard rock. At the heart of their sound is a passion to give their fans an unforgettable musical experience.
For more information on Blind Perception, please visit their website.