A song written in a room where someone committed suicide, recorded in a funeral home, on an album titled after a horror film, and centered around the struggle to resist the darkest desires of the human psyche should have the marks of doom and gloom, not the sound of a musical rebirth.
Not if the song in question was penned by Coliseum. The Louisville, Kentucky-based trio has always done things according to its gut instinct, not by others’ expectations. “Blind In One Eye,” the first track written for the band’s third and latest album, House With a Curse off Temporary Residence out 6-22-10, cements a new beginning for the band, one that takes cues from the sounds and ethos of the band’s early-era Dischord and Touch and Go musical roots, and pushes the boundaries of conventional rock and punk.
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