Song of the Day: Blindside - Nerve

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I remember when I first heard this song. It was on the Tooth & Nail Songs from the Penalty Box compilation, amidst other songs ranging from pop-punk to hardcore and everything in-between. But Blindside was hard to peg. It was heavy and raw, and kind of hardcore, but not really. There was a mild rap influence in the delivery, but it wasn’t really rapcore either. Post-hardcore hadn’t really occurred to me as a category yet.

The band put the song on their debut, self-titled, full-length album and a year later released a second–both albums on Tooth & Nail/Solid State. They then jumped to mainstream Elektra Records for 2 more albums, refining their sound into something more polished and resembling alternative metal or nu metal.

I had the privilege to catch the band live in Georgia in the summer of 1997, playing at a small church south of Atlanta with Luti-Kriss (who were still in high school at the time), World Against World, and Jesse and the Rockers. Great show!

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December 11, 2021 8:34 am

Great band! Do you think they will ever put out any new music again?

December 16, 2021 2:41 pm
Reply to  Loyd Harp

They did have their single Gravedigger come out a couple years ago, I’m still hoping they come back with a little more music. I really liked Gravedigger overall

Andy Peterson
Andy Peterson
December 10, 2021 2:46 pm

One of the wildest, rawest, meaningful-est songs I’ve ever laid ears on.

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