HomeMusicReview: Blood Red Blood Red “Hostage” (Initial Records) Despite the rather dismal name of this band it actually comes from a U2 song, go figure. Blood Red heralds from Long Island and I would imagine is a very important part of the islands scene. This band sounds like a fairly typical blend of emocore that has recently plagued the underground music scene. So whats the twist? Well, Tommy Corrigan has an extremely unique delivery reminiscent of Aaron Stauffer of Seaweed (Ive never listened to Gardener). Its definitely a unique style that I think many listeners would enjoy. The most prevalent topic I could find in this album is standing your ground and not backing down in life. This is one of the most introspective and deep albums I have heard all year. I think the topics are probably influenced by the events of September 11. Not in a lets burn a candle and sing some songs for those we lost, but as an understanding of lifes cruelties. Man has no respect for man. Try our largest conquested continental islands newest flavor.