The Search

by Blues Funeral

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Shapeshifting
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Shapeshifting Stumbled over this while browsing some wishlist to a user in here. Glad i got interested enough by the artwork to check out this, while it struck out as a simple listen to most of the regulars i'm into but thats what i cheerish about this one, sometimes the simple is more than enough for me to enjoy if it's rock solid all over the line. Referishing oldschool sounding metal with a touch of prog and doom. Recommended for any open minded metal/rock fan. Favorite track: Harbinger.
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Victor Arduini This album is SO GOOD. Vinyl release is a must for this retro style release. Can't pick a favorite although The Search is getting quite a few plays...
Rock Man (Dave Proger)
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Rock Man (Dave Proger) Album of the year canidate!!! 6 tracks of total excellence!!! No filler on this puppy \m/ My rating ★★★★★ Favorite track: The Search.
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paul rote Potentially the best seventies retro band to date !
What an Album It has it all !
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1.
Autumn Dream 06:20
There was a whisper that was tearing at my mind Like a dagger that smelled so sweet A constant reminder of the guilt for my crime I always knew we were never meant to be I rode for days, unto the place where I first saw you Thought I could chase a glimpse of sun once last time There was a haze that manifested in the forest It was a maze I knew I’d never escape Like writhing snakes, the onyx tresses of your hair Lay scattered still beneath the old oak tree As if to warn of some impending danger Perhaps the hemlock will finally set me free It haunts me, Your frozen stare, A burden, We will never share, The scarlet tears that hide your emerald eyes Recall the first time the raven sang for me Somewhere inside there was a feeling of jubilee Perhaps another lie about the man I used to be Strange patterns of leaves on the ground A place for me to search for peace There is a hope that one day you’ll forgive me For the pain I saw one autumn in a dream My eyes close Lying next to you It’s over now The life we never knew
2.
Harbinger 05:19
Through halls of mirrors, Reflection still unseen, Figure moving nearer, Perception or a dream, Clad in soiled linen, Familiar but foreign still, In his hands glass slippin’ Suppression of his will, Erase this vision, It burns inside, Pull back the curtains, On a starless night, Still river flowing, Concealed horrors within, The wind is moanin’ Sweepin’ away all that’s been Apparition returning, His eyes are blackened coal, Ground beneath him is burnin’, Littered with coins for his soul, Erase this vision, The sky hangs low, Pull back the curtains, Watch the madness grow An arrow drawn, From the bow I carry still, Your dragon ship, Slips away, The dancing light, Through growing smog is all I have, A smile concealed, Behind my tears.
3.
Planet Void 06:56
Son, come take a look These pyres burn so brightly Casting shadows so long march to their own life beat The colors in the sky Remind us there is always "why?" And if we are to die then Glance once more and know my eyes Whatever we're searching for / Whatever we're crying for The scraps on the killing floor / I can't find them The things that have left us poor / The feelings we're letting go To chase after something more / I can't find it The beasts that roamed the wild Now tamed by angry child Covered in clouds of black From wicked man's attack A forest of Orange is dead And while we rest our heads The knowledge escapes again And we keep warring on Whatever we're searching for / Whatever we're crying for The scraps on the killing floor / I can't find them The things that have left us poor / The feelings we're letting go To chase after something more / I can't find it I don't want this for you But what can man do, after all? You’ve got to grow And then you’ll find what you know Something’s happened to you It has befallen us all If we only knew we’d Crumble to our knees and call Whatever we're searching for / Whatever we're crying for The scraps on the killing floor / I can't find them The things that have left us poor / The feelings we're letting go To chase after something more / I can't find it Whatever we're searching for / Whatever we're crying for The scraps on the killing floor / I can't find them The poison that makes us pure / The reason that we abjure Whatever it is I want more / And I'm not lying
4.
Verse: I am deceit that brought the chains of Hades, And made a jester of a king, I am the quiet whisper on a tree branch, Unrivaled by the deepest sting, Chorus: Your castle, a wilted flower In a garden of decay, Where tear drops mark the hours, Beneath the sun's last ray, Your streams are running black, And I know you see it too, Your homes of gossamer, Now cracked, expose the truth, Pre-verse: Paragon of virtue, Bloodless masquerade, Malicious retinue, Straw-man parade, Verse: I am the dagger, that pierced the tyrant's back, An Eden born in crimson rain, I am the noose on the end of a taut rope, Sometimes the door to the end brings laughter, Chorus: Your castle, a wilted flower In a garden of decay, Where tear drops mark the hours, Beneath the sun's last ray, Your empire, a wax museum, Bound with feckless glue, Your legacy, a mausoleum, Of dreams in a sallow hue,
5.
The Search 09:45
Well I've been chasing this high Gone through kingdoms far and wide Couldn't see through snow so dense And it's hardly making sense Steady my hand Traverse the land Try to advance Become a man Steady my hand Across the land I will advance To become a man (Oh she said) Take me tonight And don't you let me go Let me sit right by your throne (I want to) Find where you are And never let go I just cannot be alone I love more than anything the air As it howls at high speed and blows through my hair Don't decide now what to say So much depends on the stops on the way Gone in the night Shimmering light Stars in my eyes Now I can fly Gone in the night Seeing no light Stars do not lie Only they fly (Oh she said) Take me tonight And don't you let me go Let me sit right by your throne (I want to) Find where you are And never let go I just cannot be alone (Oh she said) Take me tonight And don't you let me go Let me sit right by your throne (I want to) Find where you are And never let go I just cannot be alone (And she said) Take me tonight And don't you let me go I'm gonna call you my own (I want to) Know where you are And never let go I just will not be alone
6.
Palmdale 06:01
Light flashes across an ocean To a dark soul on the other end A child, who knows nothing A voice which will soon the boy rend You only bring me pain I'm not entirely sure You only bring me pain I'm not created pure My crystal ball Don't say anything at all Dark storm inside Insane and precious high Culled, raped and spent Lost to sentiment Never seen again Bloody cold revenge Monsoons of tears arrive Drown every ship in his eyes Wrecked by hurricane of regret All he can do is upend You only bring me pain I'm not entirely sure You only bring me pain I'm not created pure My crystal ball / It don't say anything at all Dark storm inside / Insane and precious high Culled, raped and spent / Lost to sentiment Never seen again / Bloody cold revenge

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'The Search' was written and arranged through the months of November 2014 - February 2016. The music on this record is as much a reflection of our love of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Cream, Atomic Rooster, Wishbone Ash and countless others as well as more modern metal leanings. If you're in to harmonized guitar, tasteful soloing, groove, thundering bass, swirling organ, and classic harmonized vocal stylings... this record is for you.

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released July 30, 2016

Recorded and Mixed in May 2016 at Lucky Run Studios in Houston, TX.
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL.
Artwork and layout by: David Paul Seymour

--"It takes a lot to bring a smile and a smile to this jaded listener, but I’ll be damned if BLUES FUNERAL didn’t go and steal my heart"' - Billy Goate, Doomed and Stoned

--"Blues Funeral obviously went all out to make 'The Search
sound as authentically 70's as they could, but on hearing
the final mix, even they must have pissed themselves
laughing in wonderment at how much they have
succeeded." - Steve Woodier, The Shrieks From Below

--"I assure you that there isn’t anything like this band on the market right now. They are truly a prototype for exactly what a lot of bands are trying to achieve and can’t. Don’t let this album pass you by." - B.J. Rowe, Metal Nexus

--"With a sound reminiscent of 1970s power acts like Deep Purple, but with modern metal melodies, Blues Funeral appeals to a range of audiences" - Mike Emery, Chron.com

--"The Search is a wonderful debut album and it’s one that will soon have you under its weird magical spell." - Steve Howe, Outlaws of the Sun

--"It’s a tough road to travel carrying the influences they do but the signs are good and we may expect even greater things in future." - Martyn Coppack, Echoes and Dust

--"There’s a glut of retro-rock being practiced all over the world at the moment, but Blues Funeral nevertheless manages to stand out." - Nathan Smith, Houston Press

--"Overall, The Search is an objectively good album. Music enthusiasts of all walks of life could appreciate the great musicianship in its guitar riffs and solos, note patterns and careful composition of each song as well the success that was the integration of genres that normally would have nothing to do with each other. " -Isabel Osanna Andujar, Metal On Loud Magazine

--"The guitar work throughout The Search is excellent, and both both players also share in the vocals, another highlight which also gives a bit of variety as both have distinctive styles. The rhythms are pounding, the songs instantly memorable, and the production has a vintage feel." -Pete Pardo, Sea of Tranquility

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Blues Funeral Houston, Texas

Following a temporary hiatus for Sanctus Bellum in November of 2014, Sanctus Bellum members, Jan Kimmel, Cory Cousins, and Maurice
Eggenschwiler immediately formed Blues Funeral
recruiting Gabe Katz on bass, and spent the next several
months writing.
This has culminated into a diverse array of proto-metal
and progressive rock very much steeped in a vision of the music from the 60’s and 70’s.
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