- Slow & Easy
- Gotta Get To Heaven
- Alcohol Blues
- Never Comin' Home
- Only Whiskey
- Jack Of Diamonds
- Nam Weed
- Backdoor Man
- Church Point Girls
- I'm Troubled
- Around The Bend
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"The picture he paints with the tempestuous build of his steel-stringed guitar and his unflinching tenor suit his own kind of Texan folklore just fine." – Esquire
"Nothin' But Blood is a tour de force of lovin', fuckin', cryin', prayin', and screamin'." – Adobe and Teardrops
"Mixing brokenhearted country and gospel with the primal scream of punk rock and metal’s ferocity, Nothin’ But Blood continues Biram’s penchant for putting God and the devil side by side to see who comes out on top." – CMT Edge
"For the uninitiated, just give this one a solid 20 minutes and you’ll see why Biram has become a favorite among everyone from blues diehards to punk rockers and rednecks." – Innocent Words
"Biram’s whiskey-fuel fire rages on consuming us with well-penned tales of sin, redemption and a little bit of stompin’ hallelujah like a backwoods Dylan." – Donkey Jaw
"Nothin' But Blood finds the hard-living and hard-playing one-man band Biram sounding as intense as ever, and the cranked-up hillbilly stomp of "Alcohol Blues," the almost-metal assault of "Around the Bend," and the gritty boogie of "Church Point Girls" confirm he's still got booze, dope, violence, and women on his mind." – All Music
"On his latest album, the ominously titled Nothin’ But Blood, he ups the ante on acerbic expression and takes his visceral anguish to a higher level than ever before". – Blurt
"Stomps together blues, metal, punk, country and any other music within reach as though whiskey and women could be made the same way that wine is." – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Nothing But Blood is a catalog of hardcore stories of wrongdoings and redemption with a shit-ton of soul and spirit." – Common Folk Music
Scott H Biram Nothin' But Blood -- Standard LP
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Something heavy is happening to Scott H. Biram. There he is, eyes rolling back in his head, arms outstretched, consumed with bliss, exhaustion, or guilt, being consigned to the old crimson river. In this moment, being baptized in blood might be Biram’s dark epiphany, the 11 songs of Nothin’ But Blood a conduit for an emotional fight or flight, relaying a deep personal grapple between the pure and the impure, good and bad, the beautiful dream and an ugly reality.
What in the past has been expressed through reeling irreverence and spirit-lifting profanity (which he’s still got in spades; don’t worry) is here a more penetrating, and chilling, version ofThe Dirty Old One Man Band– self-examining and penitent, yet still as crazy as a jack-eyed preacher. On his ninth album (and fifth for Bloodshot Records) ‘blood’ is many, often inherently contradictory, themes: life, death, suffering, evil, commitment, legacy, atonement. Even in its title, “Nothin’ But” could mean “all encompassing” or “it’s no big deal.” Literally, all or nothing.
There are songs where Biram – the hard-living, whiskey-loving lifelong Texan – howls of mortality (“When I Die”), sin (“Backdoor Man”), and guilt and frustration (“Slow & Easy”), all the while struggling with which side he’ll end up on (and it probably ain’t the one with golden halos and white wings). He deftly sews together a myriad of flawed everymancharacters: nostalgic, stoned veteran (“Nam Weed”); boozing, jealous lover (“Alcohol Blues”); and sadistic muses (“Church Point Girls”).
The rousing Black Flag-meets-Son House boot-stomper “Only Whiskey” punches a hole in the notion of temperance and rewrites the meaning of monogamy – the story of a man so disillusioned with romance he reserves vice as his permanent bed partner. In “Gotta Get to Heaven”, fervent “hallelujahs” allude to a youthful and impious Biram, who quit church at 10 years-old but also found his life’s calling when an African-American Baptist choir performed for his grade school.
Throughout Nothin’ But Blood, recorded at Biram’s home studio and Cacophony Studios in Austin, TX, SHB’s distinct songwriting style encompasses his penchant for sludge metal and palm muting (“Around the Bend”), the raw sucker punch of punk rock (“Only Whiskey”), profound truths of sentimental acoustic blues and country (“Never Comin’ Home”), the cleansing powers of gospel hymns and spiritual ballads (“When I Die”), and folk tales from the early 20th century (there has never been a more beautifully creepy and morosely slinky take on “Jack of Diamonds”).
When you boil it all down in a simmering cauldron, Nothin’ But Blood is storytelling about wrongdoing and redemption. Scott H. Biram’s music is from the soul, for the soul, of the soul – and with this album, the spiritual buckshot lodges deeper than ever.