Bleeding Through
Bleeding Through


3.0
good

Review

by MoosechriS USER (8 Reviews)
April 21st, 2010 | 33 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bleeding Through return but somehow you get the feeling you've heard it all before!?

Bleeding Through return and some how even more ferociously than when they left. Now lets get something straight from the outset. Brandan Schieppati has said in a recent interview that he still very much considers Bleeding Through to be a hardcore band with metal influences. So as you can guess this album is pretty much as usual for Bleeding Through peppered with breakdowns at every twist and turn, which for anyone adverse to the odd breakdown or twenty is not going to win them over. So anyone who didn’t like metalcore before, this isn’t going to change your mind. But moving on with breakdowns aside is the new record any good?

Bleeding Through with their past albums have always progressed their sound and brought in new elements. The melodic elements that were loved and loathed in equal measure present on The Truth, or the overbearing black metal influence that ran through the very core of Declaration. This time they have looked back to their past and put everything into the melting pot in order to create possibly the most extreme album of their career. Guitars are now handled by Brian Lepke and David Nassie after the departure of Jona Weinhofen and this is where the problems with this album begin. Although David Nassie is no doubt a brilliant new guitarist to replace the departed Jona Weinhofen, the album feels rushed in terms of the guitars and song writing. David Nassie brings his own flavour to proceedings with more 80s shred in his leads than previously heard, but it just feels as though the band have played it safe to a degree in order to put out a record while in the middle of a line-up change. Yes the album is more extreme but at the same time nothing that Bleeding Through haven’t done better on a previous album. You have raging pissed off number Fifteen Minutes with a closing breakdown and vocal line that is as heavy as a megaton landslide. Then there is Salvation Never Found which could have easily have been a track left over from the Truth recording sessions, or Light My Eyes which sounds like an early version of in loving memory of England from Declaration.

The rhythm section of Derek Youngsma and Ryan Wombacher as always provide an absolutely blistering performance with a special mention going to bassist Ryan Wombacher, who takes over the melodic vocals almost entirely this time round turning in a brilliant performance. As for Brandan Schiepatis performance. Vocally Brandan Schiepati leans further towards black metal territory this time around with Slow Your Roll’s vocals sounding in parts very cradle of filthish. And as always turns in a committed and passionate performance. But as with the guitars on this album the lyrics fall into a similar trap sounding somewhat like you’ve heard them before. Which as stated earlier the whole problem with this album.

Overall this album is good but nothing more, after the consistent improvement in their recorded material over each album this is a bit of a disappointment. Which while being on its own merit not a bad album, still sounds like a rehash of all their previous releases with lots of “heard that before” moments. An ok album from a band capable of so much more. Maybe they need a break? Maybe they need time for the new line up to settle? What this reviewer knows is if they keep taking steps backwards like this maybe their “fifteen minutes of fame will come to pass”



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Comments:Add a Comment 
asaf
April 21st 2010


885 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

not a bad listen, imo. review does justice.

MoosechriS
April 21st 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Is anybody else as disappointed with this album as i was!?

Inveigh
April 21st 2010


24968 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

and yet you rate it a 4....?

MoosechriS
April 21st 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

i'm a massive Bleeding Through fan and to be fair i wondered where they'd go after a record as good as declaration. But like i said in my review they don't seem to have gone anywhere but backwards. Some people might prefer it i don't know.

MoosechriS
April 21st 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

just realised i had it at a 4 eeek need to change that :-s

Inveigh
April 21st 2010


24968 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

fair enough. i agree with the review for the most part too.

MoosechriS
April 21st 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

cheers didn't plan on writing a review tbh but was listening to the album on the way home from work and thought why not!?

MoosechriS
June 20th 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

has anyone else found this album as boring as i do? After not listening to since this review i went back and listened to it and it's just unmemorable. It's just an ultimate meh experience. I still fail to see how they can go from declaration which was AWESOME! to this which is about is interesting as having your penis removed with a rusty butter knife.

Dryden
June 20th 2010


12928 Comments


lol

TheBloodTypo
July 5th 2010


757 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

After "The Declaration," I was really hoping for something so much better, but this just sucks in every way I can think of.

Yeahtoast
August 6th 2010


2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Quite disappointed with this indeed. Good review man.

BallsToTheWall
August 6th 2010


44375 Comments


I was dissapointed yet satisfied at the same time. There's a few clunkers but some real bangers as well.

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FadeToBlack
August 6th 2010


10926 Comments


ugh more like bleeding poo

BallsToTheWall
August 6th 2010


44375 Comments


gtfo

FadeToBlack
August 6th 2010


10926 Comments


sorry that was terrible

TheSpirit
August 6th 2010


17846 Comments


this album sux

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Inveigh
August 6th 2010


24968 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

it has a few enjoyable moments, but it's one of those albums (for me at least), that was like a low 3.5 on first listen, then a 3 on second listen, then a 2.5 and then I stopped listening.

Yeahtoast
August 6th 2010


2041 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah a few good moments, but nowhere near as good as Declaration and too much filler.

MoosechriS
August 7th 2010


5011 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I agree with balls there are some good moments on the album but some massivley boring ones too.

Shuyin
October 21st 2010


11633 Comments


declaration felt much better, the band had some issues with theyr record label, they were preety pissed n that album was all anger, now with a diferent label i think all that anger was gone we didnt get that ferocious intro like 'finis fatalis spei/declaration' or 'death anxiety' we got 'salvation never found' wich is prolly for the guys that liked 'the truth', record for the fans? i would enjoyed a folow up to declaration much more, but thats just me. the review makes justice 3/3

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