Bleeding Through
Bleeding Through


1.5
very poor

Review

by B R A N D O N S C O T T USER (103 Reviews)
April 13th, 2010 | 105 replies | 12,709 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bleeding Through continue their battle against well executed metalcore.

11 of 11 thought this review was well written

Formed in 1999, Bleeding Through is a metalcore band from Orange Country, California, originally formed as a side project for Eighteen Visions/Throwdown guitarist Brandan Schieppati. While their earlier albums remain strong fan favorites, it wasn't until their 2006 album The Truth that the band truly hit their stride and found themselves basking in newly found mainstream popularity. Now true front runners of the metalcore scene, the band released Declaration in 2008, an album that once again won them worldwide praise for an innovative take on what is most often a jaded genre. While many people would be curious about where Bleeding Through would take their sound from there, it's quite apparent from their 2010 self-titled Bleeding Through that the only place the band will be heading, is nowhere at all.

Throughout their career, Bleeding Through has always found a way to stand out from their peers. With added keyboard atmospherics and strong death metal overtones, the band is not easily mistaken for any other current group to exist. That being said, it seems the truest and most problematic issue with Bleeding Through is that the band can't even seem to stand out from themselves anymore. Every riff, every breakdown, even every keyboard section, seems just all to familiar. Not only does every song off Bleeding Through essentially rip off a track from a previous album, but it feels as if the record is on song repeat, with each and every track seemingly created from one uninspired formulaic combination. Continuing the trend started on Declaration the band seems to be delving further and further into black metal influenced metalcore, to unfortunately no avail; if you've heard "Declaration" from their last album, then the rehashing of the same, familiar keyboard heavy tact will prove utterly dull, such as on tracks like "Salvation Never Found" or "Anti-Hero". The breakdown has always been a curse that has plagued the previous albums in Bleeding Through's discography and on Bleeding Through, it's no different. Breakdowns can be found in every song, just adding another bland factor to the already indecipherable songs. Even the guitar solos are derivative of themselves; the only song with a semi enjoyable guitar solo is first song "Anti-Hero", because it is indeed the first of many times that same solo will be heard throughout the album.

Despite previous victories, Bleeding Through proves to be an overwhelming defeat for the Orange Country based metalcore band. Not only will the album alienate long time fans, but it will also serve as a very strong deterrent for new people trying to get into the group as well. It seems that in 2010, the only memorable factor of Bleeding Through remains to be Marta Peterson, who thankfully, is still smokin' hot.



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MoosechriS (3)
Bleeding Through return but somehow you get the feeling you've heard it all before!?...

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Bleeding Through are back and sound the same as ever....


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TheSpirit
April 13th 2010



17743 Comments


I really liked Adam's review, but I already started this one so i figured I'd still post it. Originally i had this at 2.5, but had to lower due to its sucking. The review is short, but there really isn't much to say about the album other than it blows.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2010



17204 Comments


and i thought I was being hard on them lol

TheSpirit
April 13th 2010



17743 Comments


Haha, well once I gave it a few more listens I was put into a rage that the band would torture my eardrums so violently, i decided to exact my revenge in the form of the review

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2010



31097 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Formed in 1999, Bleeding Through is a metalcore band from Orange Country, California. Originally formed as a side project for Eighteen Visions/Throwdown guitarist Brandan Schieppati.

I'd kill the full stop and replace it with a comma
but it feels as if record is on song repeat

...as if the record....

Last line reminds me of my soundoff haha

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TheSpirit
April 13th 2010



17743 Comments


Fix'd.

And haha well it's true Marta is really the only thing going for them.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2010



31097 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Then pos'd my man

TheSpirit
April 13th 2010



17743 Comments


thank you my friend

Dryden
April 13th 2010



12928 Comments


awe

Zipzop5565
April 13th 2010



402 Comments


"Well-executed metalcore" doesn't exist.

Wizard
April 13th 2010



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Marta isn't very hot just for the record. I might hit it and then fling some in her face, but that's about it!

Awesome review, I just can't be mean to these guys though, they kind of got me started into metalcore (nostalgia kind of thing).

"Well-executed metalcore" doesn't exist.

Axe to Fall. Tell me, how does it feel to be so wrong?

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ThePalaceOfWisdom
April 13th 2010



1134 Comments


Ugh you coulda picked a better album than ATF Wiz-man. But I concur that ZipZop is a retard. Also this band is shitty.

Wizard
April 13th 2010



19343 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

That's my perfect metalcore album tbqh, but I guess I could have gone with the norm and said Jane Doe, We Are the Romans, or 0:12 Revolution in Just Listening.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
April 13th 2010



31097 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Marta isn't very hot just for the record
http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/20/l_38b37a5e35d7417f9a1185896a472782.jpg

Tell me, how does it feel to be so wrong? ;)



lobby
April 13th 2010



1251 Comments


"Well-executed metalcore" doesn't exist.


OMG have you even heard Bring Me the Horizon?

ThePalaceOfWisdom
April 13th 2010



1134 Comments


could've said 10.21, Of Malice And The Magnum Heart, In The Library of Horrific Events. There's so many good albums.

bloc
April 13th 2010



34780 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yo! I thought this was gonna be a 2.5 or some shit and you bust out the 1.5???

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Inveigh
April 13th 2010



24946 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"OMG have you even heard Bring Me the Horizon?"

and how does that prove good metalcore doesn't exist?

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Ponton
Emeritus
April 13th 2010



5791 Comments


Ouch.

good review, spirit

TheSpirit
April 13th 2010



17743 Comments


Thank you.


When writing, i had no idea my review would turn out so harsh haha

NeutralThunder12
April 13th 2010



8742 Comments


not getting this, I like metalcore, but this band kinda blows. Sub-par review. Not your best.



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