Bottomless Pit: Blood Under the Bridge

Bottomless Pit: Blood Under the Bridge

Last August, Bottomless Pit released their second full length album titled “Blood Under the Bridge”. The modern post-punk foursome at times sound like a more mature emo act.
Whiny vocals mixed with lyrics such as “I’ve been waiting on the real you all along” (Kiss Them All), “Nothing I would rather do than stare at trees” and “There’s so much to do. When I’m dead I’ll still have a list” (Q.E.D.) give the sense of a mature man who is still unhappy with life. But at the same time, the music varies from one song to the next.
“Rhinelander” sounds like an Allman Brothers, or Lynyrd Skynyrd song if you took the country aspect of their music and made it more mellow. Not to say that either act was particularly heavy. Bottomless Pit just seem more relaxed with their approach to music.
Then on the track “Late” they sound a bit more modern with a particular guitar part that sounds like something out of Kings of Leon. Mostly that feeling created in “Sex is On Fire”. And in a way, perhaps the two bands have more in common that the similar guitar part. But Bottomless Pit just feel more adequate for an older demographic.
Perhaps the heaviest or hardest rock track on the album is “Summer Wind”. Musically it reminds me of something you might hear Bruce Springsteen perform if he decided to go softer. Yet the cadence of the vocals brings to mind something you might hear from They Might Be Giants.
All in all, “Blood Under the Bridge” is an okay album. Nothing more and nothing less. It’ll be worth more than just a listen or two, but it should come as no surprise that it wasn’t consider for album of the year in 2010. If nothing else, you’ll be sure to keep them on your radar for future albums. Nothing more and nothing less.
Rating: 5.9/10
MP3: Bottomless Pit “Summer Wind”
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