Bleed the Dream should have really changed their name after losing Brandon Thomas and recruiting new lead vocalist Mark Holmes. A Killer Inside is a brand new sound for Bleed the Dream and in a few senses a step backwards. The band’s first album, Built By Blood, was full of tasteful bass lines and memorable vocal parts. But rather than take what the band was good at and build on it, Bleed the Dream very much started from scratch with their sound. Mark Holmes’ vocals sound very strained and forced in numerous parts throughout the album. However despite these cons, the full first half of the album is great. Tracks like “Closer” and “Vampires (Don’t Kill for the Money)” barely push this album above the average mark.