Blood Meridian (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blood Meridian
Numb - Blood Meridian.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 1997 (1997-09-30)
RecordedMay 1997 (1997-05)
(Vancouver, BC)
  • David Collings
  • Don Gordon
Numb chronology
Blood Meridian
Desire/Blind Remixes
Singles from Blood Meridian
  1. "Blind"
    Released: 1997

Blood Meridian is the fifth studio album by Numb, released on September 30, 1997 by Metropolis Records. When asked about the album, composer Don Gordon said "his album was an experiment for us, in that we wrote it very quickly. We had another album that was finished that was getting entangled in all sorts of legal issues, so we decided to sit down and write "Blood Meridian" very quickly so we could meet our release schedule."[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

AllMusic called Blood Meridian a "relentless album" that "does not stagnate" and further said its "impossible for passive listening, a testament to its intensity."[2] Vicki Aubin of CMJ praised the band for maintaining "a firm solid palette of darkness and aggression"[3] Lollipop Magazine credited the band for standing out from then current competition and praised their use of symphonic elements.[4] A critic at Sonic Boom praised the music's grinding and pulsing rhythms, saying "it seems that Don has decided to meld together all of his old trademark musical structures with noise and techno and infuse into a new caustic Electro hybrid that abuses your ears while it drives your body to flail to the percussion."[5]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by David Collings and Don Gordon.

3."Blood Meridian"4:44
6."Critical Mass"5:14
7."No Time"6:58
8."Alien Hand"7:01


Adapted from the Blood Meridian liner notes.[6]


Production and design

  • MMM Graphics – design
  • Tim Oberthier – engineering
  • Dee Partdrige – photography
  • Craig Waddell – mastering

Release history[]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Belgium 1997 KK CD KK 165
United States Metropolis MET 063


  1. ^ Christian, Chris (February 1, 1997). "Interview with Numb - conducted by Anonymous". Sonic Boom. 5 (2). Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b Kavadias, Theo. "Numb: Blood Meridian > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Aubin, Vicki (November 10, 1997). "Short Circuits". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. 52 (545): 32. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Hefflon, Scott (March 1, 1998). "Numb: Blood Meridian". Lollipop Magazine. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  5. ^ Christian, Chris (November 1997). "Numb: Blood Meridian". Sonic Boom. 5 (10). Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  6. ^ Blood Meridian (booklet). Numb. Media, Pennsylvania: Metropolis Records. 1997.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

External links[]

Retrieved from ""