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A Thought Crushed My Mind [Original recording remastered, Extra tracks]

BlindsideAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 10, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2000
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: Drt Entertainment
  • ASIN: B0007ZEP2C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,521 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Vows Of Silence
2. As You Walk
3. King Of The Closet
4. My Mother's Only Son
5. Act
6. SilverSpeak
7. Where Eye Meets Eye
8. Nara
9. In The Air Of Truth
10. Across Waters
11. Nothing But Skin
12. Knocking On Another Door
13. Sunrise
14. From Stone To Backbone
15. All You Need Is ...
16. Bonus Track 1

Editorial Reviews

In September of 2004 Blindside reached ten years of playing music together. They celebrated appropriately by doing what they had spent most of the last 10 years doing touring. From the band's home in Sweden, across Europe and the U.K. and throughout the US, Blindside has built a very loyal and dedicated fan base worldwide. DRT is pleased to re-release their second album 'A Thought Crushed My Mind'. The album has been remastered, and includes bonus tracks, new art & liner notes. 2005.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Album Crushed My Mind May 24, 2005
By Sylo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the album that put BlindSide on the map. At this point you either loved thenm to death or you hated their guts. No band goes from alternatve rock to hard core metal but this band managed to somehow pull it off and with style. From the crazy opening of the now classic "King of the Closet" to the beautifully structured epic "Nothing but Skin" this album mixed all the harmonic elements of their first album with a new sound that caught everyone by surprise. It's light years better than "Silence" and matched only by the sonic velocity of "About a Burning Fire". The bonus tracks are a real treat and the bonus cover art makes this one really worth getting. If you own the first release of this record (and its probably worn out by now) than you owe it to yourself to get this version.

Since this record BlindSide have moved on from the hardcore scene but you can still see the remnants of it in their new songs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Four and a half stars for blindside's best January 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am an avid listener of all of Blindside's music. This is decidedly the most beautiful, passionate, gut-wrenching, and innovative of Blindside's albums. It is the album that gained the attention of reviewers and establishes Blindside as a potential, devastating force to establish a new realm of heavy rock/punk/metal what-to-call-it?!!. Silence, while a good album, only shows they can also conform well to popular standards. Their real art is right here. This is not a first-listen album! It is, in the words of disappointed reviewers, "screamy." The guitars are thick, more than the comfortable power chords people are used to, the harmonies, phrases, and meters are very untraditional. They will switch between 4/4 and 6/8, throwing your ear for a loop. On "Where Eye Meets Eye" there is even a section in 9/8! The sound is raw, the vocals are loud, passionate, and beautiful. The use of strings in several of the tracks, especially cello is especially impressive. At first listen, "A Thought" sounds like an unrelenting, noisy mess. But acclimating yourself to the havoc is certainly a rewarding experience. A handful of the tracks, "My Mother's Only Son," "Nara," "Nothing But Skin," "As You Walk," and "King of the Closet" stand out among the rest, but all contribute something of a punk/hardcore artfulness to the whole album. I listen to Silence regularly, the self-titled now and again, but A Thought Crushed My Mind is the album I return to most of all, especially for catharsis in moments of angst. Nothing I've heard, outside an orchestra performing the beautiful, despairing modern works of the likes of Shostakovich, can quite compare. This album is most suited for those who are young, not easily queazy, apt to stray far from the pop fold, used to loud guitars and screaming, and ecclectic in their approach to music. For everyone else, including fans of Silence, enter at your own risk.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The Good

The best part about having both of the Blindside re-issues is that you get to hear how they evolved and defined their sound. On their self-titled debut, Blindside struggle with finding their sound. You can hear that they become torn between sounding sort of like Clutch or sort of like Shadows Fall. "Invert" comes barreling at you like a 16 wheeler out of control on a steep hill (long way to go for a simile), with its monster riffs and manic vocal delivery. It's almost like Blindside is messing with you on "Born". The track takes a completely different direction with more subdued vocals and minimal distortion. The track is defined by a simple guitar lick.

It's back to releasing the fury on "Empty Box". This time theirs a soulful bass line matched by heavy breakdowns. A meaty chugga-chugga riff runs rampant on "This Shoulder". The vocals are melodic yet still edgy. "Teddy Bear" has a clean arpeggio lick and somber drum rhythm. By the time the chorus kicks in, the riffs become thunderous and driving. It's nice to be able to compare the four demo bonus tracks to their final product.

On A Thought Crushed My Mind, Blindside have settled on what they want to sound like (more like Shadows Fall). It's also apparent that they had a bigger production budget when this was originally released. "Vow of Silence" is everything but silent. It's pure assault of heavy distortion and furious vocals. It's amazing that vocalist Christian Lindskog's lungs haven't exploded. "King of the Closet" is a tale of vampires that chugs along with breakneck unruliness.

"My Mother's Only Son" briefly flirts with the soulful sounds of Blindside's debut, but reverts to the angst they so relish in. Think bass riffs take hold of "Nara".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what are you talking about March 15, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
i dont know what that last entry was about...BLINDSIDE is one of the most spirtual bands i know, and this album is amazing. the 9 minute song is one of the best composed songs ever. the lyrics to this cd are extremely thought provoking and unique. buy this cd its the best cd ever made
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE SWEDES ARE BA-ACK! January 26, 2000
By mike
Format:Audio CD
This album is exactly what it takes to quench your thirst for fast and furious hardcore, and its Christian hardcore at that. From the ripping vocals from christain, to the heavy guitar riffs from simon. This album doesnt slow down much either, and just when you get a breather from a few all but silent moments, you get a loud "back of the throat" scream right in your ear! Get this album, and get it now!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Though it was the Silence Blindside album.
I really liked Blindside when I was younger but this album in particular is before they found their melodic rifts & signature vocals. But for $3, I'm not complaining.
Published 17 months ago by abitaskew
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting There
There isn't as much of the thrashing that dominated their good - not great - first CD. There are, however, signs of actual hooks that indicate the band is capable of doing more... Read more
Published on January 15, 2012 by Arrogance Breeds in Isolation
5.0 out of 5 stars Blindside's A Thought Crushed My Mind album (rerelease) review
A great album to begin with, if you're into punk, rock, alternative and metal combined, but this re-release has some extra unreleased songs that make this a great deal. Read more
Published on May 8, 2011 by mortal118
3.0 out of 5 stars not terrible
This cd is just ok. A lot of the songs sound the same, and the guitar sounds very grungy. If you are a fan of blindside's later stuff you will hate this album. Read more
Published on May 23, 2007 by Caleb Mather
1.0 out of 5 stars Another waste
The vocals are mediocre. They've been done to death. Another scream for no reason then sing. How can you feel any emotion attached to a song when the screams aren't synched up... Read more
Published on February 28, 2007 by Music over Noise
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, I never knew until now what I was missing!!!
This album is simply incredible. I already had the three newest Blindside albums and then I heard them play "King of the Closet" live and decided to check this album out. Read more
Published on March 18, 2006 by Joey Bocker
4.0 out of 5 stars This album brings it...
Before I start, I'd like to give a bit a background about how I got a hold of this album.

Usually I listen to punk/emo/emocore stuff but after seeing this album on... Read more
Published on July 31, 2005 by Bando
2.0 out of 5 stars Complete Waste Of Time
Review by Tyler Wagnon:

Ehhh. These reissues bring back a lot of memories, but mostly of stuff I would like to forget. Things like middle school. Read more
Published on July 20, 2005 by Chris Conlan (BreakingCustom.com)
5.0 out of 5 stars Blindside's best gets better
"A Thought Crushed My Mind" has always been my favorite Blindside album. This rerelease has been beautifully remastered and is better than ever. Read more
Published on May 16, 2005 by S. Cagle
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the bonus songs
This is still Blindside's best album, and the hardest. The bonus songs just make it that much better. Read more
Published on May 12, 2005 by Ramptor
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