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Empire [CD]

Bleed From Within Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rising Records
  • ASIN: B003DW6C2M
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,797 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Empire

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ...Scotch deathcore mob expand their sound... 21 May 2010
By Mr. H TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Deathcore, eh? What the hell is that all about then? Well, if you don't know, it's a mashup of death metal and metalcore. Obvious, yes. Oh, you don't know what metalcore is. Are you sure you want to be here? Well, metalcore mixes up hardcore punk, melodic death metal, and emo. So, yes, deathcore is loud, fast, aggressive and not at all fluffy on the ears. To be honest, you really only notice the difference vocally, with deathcore generally drawing from the death metal side of things.

It has an ardent following with bands like All Shall Perish and Job For A Cowboy gathering a fairly rabid following. And one of the latest looking to grab their share of teeny nutters are Lanarkshire outfit Bleed From Within. They put out their debut, "Humanity" a year or so back, and headed off on the obligatory toilet tour before sitting back down to record their new record. And it's pretty good. If you like That Sort Of Thing. Because, believe me when I tell you, this isn't for the faint of heart.

Vocalist Scott Kennedy howls and screams over an omnipresent backing of brutal, guttural, punch in the stomach metal. Although, it has to be said, this is a wee bit more mellow than their debut, so there will be a few extremonutters who will be muttering about "selling out, man". No more so than on tunes like 'The Healing' which displays a hitherto unforeseen melodicism. But there is still a welter of noise, no more so than on album highlight, 'Last Of Our Kind', which rips your spleen out, before dipping into some blissful clean guitar lines that will endear them to more traditional metal fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up album 2 Feb 2013
By petlid
Format:MP3 Download
I enjoyed the first album which a little raw, but this is a much more refined peice of work. This is our legacy and the healing a great tracks.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the moment the first track [...] started playing, I was sucked in like a 13 year old watching his first porno. 24 May 2010
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All I can say is...WOW. Empire is the first album that I've heard from Bleed From Within and I was very impressed. From the moment the first track, "This Is Our Legacy", started playing, I was sucked in like a 13 year old watching his first porno. I paid no attention to anything around me, sat back and cranked up the volume.

Now I'm going to be completely honest with you for a second. When I first received this album, I didn't expect much, mainly due to the fact that I had never heard of them. Also because of the band name itself. I really thought that they were going to be some run of the mill hardcore or screamo band. As of now, I am eating my own words. I really need to stop judging a book by its cover because Bleed From Within are the complete opposite of what I initially thought they would be.

Bleed From Within was formed in 2005. The members include Scott Kennedy on vocals, Craig Gowans and Dave Lennon on guitars, Dave Provan on bass and Ali Richardson on drums. This five piece metal band from Hamilton, Scotland really knows how to turn out killer songs and keep you wanting more. Back to the album now.

I am a fan of every song on this album, but one track stood out the most to me - the third track entitled, "Last Of Our Kind". This song is absolutely wicked from beginning to end. But what really caught my ear in this song is at the 2:30 mark when they slow it down. It totally caught me off guard to hear clean guitaring in this song. I found myself in awe of how greatly it worked with the rest of the song. Come to think of it, I believe my play count on this song is in the double digits already. It's that damn good. As a musician myself, I can appreciate what they've done with this record. Rather than throw some half ass guitar riffs together with mediocre vocals and sloppy drumming, you can tell they made sure everything was on point and worked well together. And every song on this album shows that from beginning to end.

As we all know, everyone has their own opinion when it comes to anything and everything. My honest opinion with this record is simple. Empire filled the hole that has been eating away at my library of metal music for quite some time. Not only will I continue to listen to this record, I plan on buying their previous two as well.
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