Sami Chohfi - Vocals
Arman Birang - Guitar
Marco Bicca - Drums
Wolf - Bass
"Blue Helix is an independent Alternative Rock band based out of Washington State, USA and Sao Paulo, Brazil and formed in 2008. Following the hallowed footsteps of the 90's movement, their music is a perfect blend of melodic rock and powerful heavy grunge, on the cutting edge of modern rock with a uniquely potent blend of the core genre and its many sub-genres. Thriving on the energies and individual personalities of each member, Blue Helix reigns as a tribute both to its members' lives and to their vision. Winners of the 2015 Puget Sound Battle of the Bands and the 2017 Sua Banda Da Um Show Competition, Blue Helix is Sami Chohfi (guitars/vocals), Marco Bicca (drums), Wolf (Bass), and Arman Birang (lead guitar)."
Blue Helix is a band that already has quite the following within the music industry and they deserve it. Their music is infectious and extremely relatable, delivering their own unique sound without being too referential to other artists. They just released their latest musical infection upon the world called Anti Social Butterfly and it is getting rave reviews from fans and industry professionals alike.
The title song Anti Social Butterfly is one you can really rock out to. The vocals are crisp, smooth, and have an almost sensual vibe to them, almost like Sami created musical silk. The song caresses your soul and fires you up, which is a difficult feat. The back up vocals are subtle yet powerful, they do not get lost in the background that is for certain. The break downs, riffs, and rhythm are on point at keeping the intensity of the song going. If you need to let out a little of that angst you are feeling when life or your haters are trying to get you down, just put on this song, turn it up, and start singing at the top of your lungs. The car, your home, anywhere is your stage, sound off and let the world hear that you will never be broken! This is a song you cannot simply listen to, it is one that really forces you to feel it. It is amazing when artists can start a revolution within their music but it’s a good revolution, one where you take the power away from those who try to destroy you.
Each song on the album has its own story, vibe, and emotion. If I had to describe it, it would be like we are listening to a diary set to music. And much like people, our moods, fears, emotions, and aspirations change with each day. I wholeheartedly respect how they were able to capture that within their music. Another song that struck me on the album is Enemy, it is breathtakingly profound yet empowering at the same time. You can hear the despair in the intro of the song, the vocals are once again the forefront, only to be enhanced with the haunting background vocal. The lyrics are very familiar to a heart that has been broken, and you are reminded of how much it hurt, but then the energy of the song picks up and brings you out of that pain, giving you hope and strength that you will overcome this darkness. I respect that about their artistry, they word and create the music so well it encompasses all aspects of broken hearts, if it be you tried to go after your dream and one door was shut, you lost a piece of yourself after a tragic event, or just that life has beaten you down and you no longer see that light. The song Enemy is your light and it will put that passion to fight back into your heart. You don’t need to wear a mask any longer, rip it off and let the world see your vulnerable side but then stand up tall and proud, to show them how you are a fighter and nothing can defeat you.
If you are looking for intensity and heart pounding rhythm the song This Tragedy will give you the fix you need. The guitar solo is phenomenal in that song and gets your soul energized. The repetitive rhythm of the guitar in the background really enhance the gritty vocals. Once again the lyrics are like that out of a diary, so anyone listening to this song will really have a sense of belonging. I must say Blue Helix has mastered the art of capturing the human mind and heart. Their artistry is something I can hear anyone rocking out to and silently having that epiphany of someone understanding them. We need that sense of belonging in this day and age, especially when people are trying to find so many reasons to separate themselves from others. Rest assured when you listen to this album, there will be thousands of others doing the same thing and feeling the same way. You will truly be united within the music.
Blue Helix Official Pages
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