Kitchener’s Blue Freezie embody the essence of folk laced goth-rock in their debut demo Cold & Blue All Over.
Whether your mood finds you craving candle-lit introspection or a cackling fit of madness, this band deals out melancholy and joy in equal measures. In fact, inviting a sense of melancholy into your day may even prime your senses for this beguiling collection of songs. Each track offers something different while maintaining a sense of cohesion.
Fusing punk, folk, and western twang, Blue Freezie traverses cinematic soundscapes as they ride off into the twilight under clouds of jangly riffs. Primal drums and blood-stained lyricism converge to recount an era of music when bands like The Cramps and 8-Eyed-Spy graced the world’s stages.
Blue Freezie pays homage to their gothabilly roots in this debut demo—conveying reverence for goth culture in both tone and aesthetic. The band navigates goth rock with an inimitable take, endeavouring to surpass categorization without sacrificing artistic integrity.
While they lean on artistic influences, Blue Freezie are resolute to stray from the pack by delivering no-bullshit, live-off-the-floor recordings that capture their raw, uncut energy.
The songwriting on this record has emotional depth, often returning to the motif of death in about as many ways as there are ways to die. The writer demonstrate a special bond with their subject matter and their experience shines through in a manner as beautiful as it is terrifing.
This record evokes the image of daisies being trampled in a field as cult members dance bare-foot in a circle. Twangy riffs and an indestructible rhythm section make this effort a force to be reckoned with.
The songs are cleverly arranged with simplicity in mind, they morph into effectual lamentations as the constituents come together to form something heartfelt and haunting. As a debut, “Cold & Blue All Over” delivers an ambitious sample of things to come.
GENRES: Rock, Folk, Goth Rock, Canadiana, Gothabilly