Patrick : Was it possibly to be foreseen that Bleeding Through, after they had stopped in 2014, would eventually return? Was it not Brandan Schieppati who said at the end of the band that we might hear in the future of the quintet from Orange County? And so, it happened ... the voice of Schieppati was recognized in a teaser - with music that is to be released this year - which SharpTone Records shared with the world on January 1, 2018. At the end of March, the announcement followed that the band will release a new album in May.
At the new album 'Love Will Kill All' the band continues the musical line of the past as if they had never been away. No, let me correct myself there a little ... the couple of years of rest seems to have done their work. The quintet continues the sound we know from the past, yet stronger, heavier and tighter than before. The mix of classic death metal, symphonic black (keyboards), the raw energy and the straightforward attitude from the hardcore now determine the sound, but the whole is better worked out and turns out fresher. Compared to an album like 'The Truth' some melody has been handed in, the music gained in intensity ('Cold World', ‘Set Me Free’ and ‘No One From Nowhere’), the whole has a slightly thicker layer of black metal influences and the keyboard still plays a very influential, but never too dominating role (‘Fade Into The Ash’, ‘Buried’). It results in an album that captures the full length and will never disappoint the fans of yore.
It is only May 2018 and the end of the year is still far away, but I will not be surprised when in December this 'Love Will Kill All' will prove to be one of the most convincing metalcore albums of this year. Welcome back, Bleeding Through; it is good to have you around again.