Label: Century Media
Glasgow Metal puritans Bleed From Within hold nothing back in their upcoming full-length release Uprising. Lyrical slashing via some barbaric high/low Death vocal transitions—brings this fact to life early on, especially, in the album’s second track “Colony” in synthesis with a wicked fading buzz-saw rhythm and killer leads. The album takes a more “brutal” turn on tracks like “It Lives In Me” and “Escape Yourself” with an interesting Thrash/Tech-Metal blend.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the band diversify and flirt more with a Melodic composition in “Nothing No One Nowhere” and “Strive” especially the melody driven, finger-tapping magic of the latter, Still; the album maintains a very raw Metal feel throughout its entirety—compliments of the stellar production effort put forth. You can definitely pick up some major As I Lay Dying influence in tracks like “Our Divide” where the Melodic Metalcore signature reverts back and forth with speedy/thrashing riffs. Scott Kennedy’s vocal onslaughts are one of the major standouts—this guy brings it, gets creative, and sometimes just downright shakes your bones. Uprising is a great blend of Metal: one that can reach out from the Moshers to the Melodeath fans, while maintaining the integrity of its intended musical direction; You can Pre-Order your copy today.
Review by Matt Crane – HHM