The sophomore release by Petrochemical did something I had never expected it to do: it delved deeper into their own unique sound. I had expected them to actually branch out more, but they just took that dark element and ran with it. This makes the second release less accessible to a wider audience, but it makes it rule way harder for the true Petrochemical fans. I myself am very much in love with Blood & Metal. It is not often that a track gives me goose bumps, but this one does. This release also established the rule that an artist is no longer required to have a TOA remix on his, her or their second release.
Side-note: The wrong label design was actually printed for this record. They have the correct information on them, but a different design was intended to be used. (It all worked out in the end, because you would never have known about it if you didn’t read about it here.)
released April 11, 2006
Written & produced by André Løver and Espen Westum