With Blood On My Hands

by Sounds Like Violence

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There's blood alright. And it's coursing like venom through every song on this album. It's smeared on the walls, dripping on the floor, oozing from frayed arteries and drowning lead vocalist Andreas Soderlund's damaged, scarred psyche. It's also the blood that's inciting the band's frantic, downright explosive sound. If catharsis was the main theme of Sounds Like Violence's critically-acclaimed debut The Pistol, then With Blood On My Hands takes it a step further by manifesting the unflinching, searingly-honest imagery of a man struggling with the demons of "black love" as Söderlund describes it. As a whole, With Blood On My Hands follows a trajectory similar to that of a destructive relationship, beginning with a steady, nervous beat and gradually erupting into a buzzsaw of guitars and percussive stomp. Blasting out gritty pop hooks that drive the stake deeper and deeper with each crushing riff, With Blood On My Hands gushes more and more until it finally reaches a critical level with the incredible album closer "The Greatest." It never felt this good to be on life support. (DER-455)

"Dear Sounds Like Violence, you are fucking awesome. You do emotional post-hardcore they way it was intended: loud, ferocious, passionate, bitter, touching; driven by a natural, all-encompassing vehemence. Your vocalists sounds like he's constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown and every time he wails in our direction tonight it's impossible not to be moved. Tonight, you are note-perfect, providing rush after rush of intricate, sorrowful but defiant outpourings. The opener is jarringly lovely, encore At The Sea is a wondrous, crescendo-tastic end to a near perfect set and everything in between is exquisite. Dear everyone else, go and see Sounds Like Violence. They will blow your ears off." - Kerrang

"Already being talked about in the same tones as the late, great Refused, Sweden's Sounds Like Violence have been carving a niche for themselves as purveyors of rock 'n' roll fury, and on new album With Blood On My Hands they've harnessed something completely different. An alternately ice-covered tundra and burning pit of an album, the quartet's frantic explosions of sound are the base for vocalist Andreas to leap from, struggling with the demons of 'black love' as he himself describes it. Sounds Like Violence? Sounds like a plan to us." - Big Cheese

"With Blood On My Hands by SOUNDS LIKE VIOLENCE is seriously the best rock album I heard in the last couple of years...a mix between The Hives and The Killers, with a touch of Interpol's dark sounds, but better and with more fury and conviction. Masterpieces do not come often...this is killer!" - True Punk

"With Blood On My Hands is pure rock with fantastic lyrics, great melodies, raw guitars, excellent drum work and amazing effects. I can't compare the Andreas Soderlund's voice to any other singer. You won't believe how huge Sounds Like Violence's bass lines are. I can't really pick the best song because this record is a slamming masterpiece which deals with many different themes. Sounds Like Violence is a pure rock machine." - Punk76

"Throbbing, bloodstained rock with a dark heart. Sounds Like Violence's debut long player, With Blood On My Hands, is just under 45 minutes of passionate rock music with raw nerves exposed and sinister, shadowy edges. Sonically, the band evoke the crashing, ringing chords of The Posies and The Afghan Whigs and on occasion the chilling post-punk of Interpol, while retaining an explosive intensity throughout. If the evidence here is anything to go by, Sounds Like Violence promise to be a formidable live band." - Guitarist Magazine

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released January 7, 2007

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Track Name: Nothing
we're off beat, we've lost the heat, once there was nerve, i really liked it when you threw up on me, we used to rip each other's hearts out, it felt good, i knew that i was alive, but now we have nothing, c, c, come on, you owe me something, you wanna see me crawl, you're waiting for my fall, my heart's leaking blood, i really liked it when you cheated on me, we used to tear each other apart, i was in deep pain right from the start, but now i feel nothing, c, c, come on, make me feel something, in a while i'll need you, in a while you'll come hunting me, hear a sound from you, sharpening your knives again, yeah!
Track Name: Were you Ever In Love With Me?
love, were you ever in love with me? was i, in the wrong place at the wrong time? you could have had better, ok, first of all don't fuck around with me, set me free, was it because i was pushing you? and the pushing led to, fucking with my friends, fucking with my head, you make hurt a very good name, and lies is your next best friend, love, i was so in love with you, i was, in the wrong place at the wrong time, i could have felt better, no, i don't care if you run over me, cut my wings, it's me that have been pushed around, and the pushing led to, killing all your friends, blowing of your head, i make revenge a very good name, and hate is my next best friend, you were fucking with my friends, so i shot you in the head, we make trust a very bad name, and separate is our new found friend
Track Name: Wrong
i've been staring at you too long, i just want somebody to take care of me, as usual nobody pay attention, burned down your house, it led to my apprehension, mistake, i make very big mistakes, but it changes so easily from love to hate, you can put me in a box and keep me there, i wont be bothering you i swear, i feel sorry for myself, i'm a nervous wreck, i can be your dance floor at the discotheque, wrong, it feels so wrong, so wrong, you belong, you belong to me, to me, i'm strong, i thought i was strong, so strong, but how i was wrong, i was so wrong, so wrong, so wrong, your cuts go deep, you puncture my veins, i even feel them in my sleep, you blow out my brains, i throw up like never before, i will throw up 'til my heart beats no more, mistake, i make very big mistakes, but it changes so easily from love to hate, wrong, it feels so wrong, so wrong, you belong, you belong to me, to me, i'm strong, i thought i was strong, so strong, but how i was wrong, i was so wrong, so wrong, so wrong
Track Name: Death Will Do Us Apart
i've been hit by a buss, i've had my head chopped off, i've died a million times, at least in my mind, i was drowned in the sea, and then they buried me, at least in my mind, i've died a million times, these cramps, what does it mean? how come everything is against me? please stop pulling my leg, is all this blood on my hands my own blood? who shot the gun? who let the sky fall down? i feel so small, save me before i hit the ground, i'm turning blue, i don't know where i am, i've lost the map, i'm seeing things that i've never seen, bye, i never meant to leave you all, goodbye, you can always bring me a thought, and yes, we will be apart for a while, ok, we'll meet up again when you die, bye bye, i never meant to leave you all, goodbye, you can always bring me a thought, and yes, we will be apart for a while, and honey, we'll meet up again when you die
Track Name: Changes
the colours are shifting, and the floor below me is drifting, oh god, i'm changing, it's not just a phase i'm going through, it echoes in my head, old friends, where are you now, you said our time would last forever, old friends, did you walk the line? it's so fine i really hope you made it through, maybe it's better to leave this behind, is it only me who romanticise? old friends, good bye, good bye, i guess i have to forget the past for a while, i remember, when we grew up together, i thought we'd never change, i thought we'd never go separate ways
Track Name: Glad I'm Losing You
the clock was ticking, had no time to care about it, i had no options, kept my mouth shut, i spend my days solving problems, i got ten thousand problems a day, the time is never right, never have had the time to bright up my life, now i'm losing you, but maybe i just blame it on the time that i can't give you, i remember times when i was hooked on you too, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, i'm losing you, i'm losing you, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, bit by bit and it feels so good, i was thinking 'bout it when i hit the side walk, i've been picking on you, 'cause i dislike you, i know you're gorgeous, but i'm tired of your sweet talk, you have always told me that your heart is made of gold, i'm losing you, i'm losing you, bit by bit and it feels so good, you smell nor taste as good as before, don't come back baby, don't you come back, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, i'm losing you, i'm losing you, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, bit by bit and it feels so good, ah ah ah ah ah ah ah, i'm losing you, i'm losing you, bit by bit and it feels so
Track Name: The Favourite Son
when the word is spread, nothing can stop it, like a disease it infects your mouth, when you've gone to bed, you can not drop it, thinking about what you could have done instead, oh, my god, what have you done? you could have really been someone, you were the favourite son, wasn't it awful when it all was a lie, all the damage it has done, you don't know where to run, how does it feel when everything's opposite, down means up and left is right
Track Name: Heartless Wreck
let me tell you 'bout, a thing that happened, right, i wasn't myself last night, i called up my first love, it must have been ten years since we last spoke, i said: hi, how are you? what have you been up to since you cut my heart out? is it there somewhere? does it fit in there? in your nice apartment, i just want my heart back, you can send it in a box, i can pay for postage, but hurry up, i have been a heartless wreck, it's about time you give it back, 'cause i have been a heartless wreck, you have used my heart to decorate your white walls, does your boyfriend consider it as art? my blood's been dripping to your floor for the past ten years, every drop has been hurting, - how the hell did you survive? - i cut you with my biggest knife, my intention was to kill you, - don't you worry girl, i got a temporary heart and a pacemaker pumping it, i want my real heart back, you can send it in a box, i can pay for postage, but hurry up, i have been a heartless wreck, it's about time you give it back, 'cause i have been a heartless wreck, i have been a heartless wreck, for so long i've been on the wrong track, 'cause i have been a heartless wreck
Track Name: Cold Cold Blood
the cold blood in my veins, could need a little defrost this weekend, i'm pale as a ghost the mirror tells me, saturday nights got the best of me, i'm a whore but you can have me for free, you can touch me so tenderly, i'm still cold, need someone new, i could need a little change this weekend, when i got nothing, i got nothing to lose, i picked the finest wine, who was i to choose? i'm a whore but you can have me for free, you can touch me so tenderly, i was wrong about how good life can be, a temporary solution, oh brother don't end up like me
Track Name: Directions
don't push me 'cause i am close to the edge, don't lie 'cause i'm jealous as can be, don't hit me 'cause i can't stand up straight and block the punches that you throw, when i have run a thousand miles, i'm gonna run a thousand more, i'm chasing your call in vain, then it gets to me, i can't win the speed of sound, i am so lost, i got no directions, i'm damaged by your infections, you know it's been hurting with your bad injections, i'm looking for my home, please give me directions, you know you cost me 15 years, and you will cost me 15 more, after i've opened 200 doors, in expectation of you, embracing me with open arms, knocking me to the floor with all your charm, how did you learn to hypnotize me?, how did you get me to always agree?
Track Name: Longing For A Warm Embrace
i've seen you in my dreams, been talking to you in my sleep, but i am not afraid, 'cause i've got shelter, i have learned from you, you set a trap for me, the biggest trap in history, you put me in a place where i don't wanna be, i just wanna be in your arms, i love your skin, but, hey, i've never killed so much time, i've never felt more alone, i'm many light years from home, i miss my home, i'm floating in space, longing for a warm embrace from you, here i go again, spoiling another friend, i can't keep my promises, don't know wrong from right, at least i lie with dignity, here i go again, not doing much than pretend, i wanna stay the same, don't wanna change like seasons changing colours, now i'm blue, afraid of ending up like you, i'm floating in space, longing for a warm embrace, from you!
Track Name: The Greatest
i am the train, you keep on missing over and over again, i am your brother, i am your sister too, i'm everyone you never liked or spoke a word to, i am the mountain, i am the sky and the sun, i am everything you breathe, i got your soul, i threw it away, i am the system, i am your whole world in fact, i am everything you keep on giving your finger at, i'm your candy cane, my sweetness feeds your brain, i'm the acid rain that keeps on pouring down and stick holes in your veins, i'm standing above you, i'm standing above you now, i am the greatest!

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