There is something very wrong with the world in which Razorbliss lives.
The bad news, of course, is that it also happens to be the world that we all share with them. The good news is that they have taken their observations about the perverse ways of 21st century living and turned them into an album of melodic bombast and (appropriately enough) razor-sharp wit.
American Gomorrah-- the second LP of the Columbus, Ohio industrial pop-metal outfit-- serves as a coming out party of sorts for Razorbliss. After bursting onto the Central Ohio scene with Comedy of Errors (an album that defied the kind of expectations one usually has for an unsigned band’s debut), the members of the group set out to make something that reflected all of their talents and influences, while fixing a laser-like focus on the themes of societal decay brought upon by debauched figures of modern American royalty, as well as the media culture that tricks us into celebrating them. The booming, steady beats of drummer Matt Mees provide a stage for the slinky, menacing bass lines of Tommy “T-Bone” Caradonna to dance upon. The blazing double attack of guitarists Drake Tulloh and Mark Nye set to work chewing every piece of scenery on that stage. And above it all, vocalist Randy Razor serves as equal parts narrator, snake charmer, and tormented protagonist as he switches back and forth between singing styles, the way the M.C. of a cabaret might change costumes.
On top of producing their finest offering yet, Razorbliss also continues to put on a live show that never ceases to astound. Fans of the band are always on the lookout for new visual set pieces and surprises in their ever-changing, always memorable performances. Theatrical, high-energy, and always tight as a drum; A Razorbliss concert never fails to leave audiences spellbound, stunned, and hungry for more.
Yes, there is something very wrong with the world in which Razorbliss lives. But after seeing it through their eyes, who would want it any other way?