Well Bleeding Through fans your wait is over. While it is been an agonising six years of not knowing whether or not your favourite band would return or not they are finally back with an album that is not going to disappoint. If Bleeding Through wanted to announce that they are back then they couldn’t have done it any better than they have with Love Will Kill All an album that showcases this band as one of the best metalcore bands going around.
This is an album where everything comes together for the band. From Marta Peterson’s opening strains on keyboard with ‘Darkness A Feeling I Know’ you get a sense you are onto something special as it calls upon dark Gothic choirs and organs and then delves straight into ‘Fade Into The Ash’ which brings Brandon Schieppati’s amazing vocals into play. It is then that it hits you that this is metalcore at its best – the right mix of brutal and clean vocals and a great Gothic sound creeping into everything.
There are simply no weak tracks on this album. ‘End Us’ is destined to become a classic as it just keeps building and building until it reaches an epicness few bands can achieve while ‘Cold World’ is an anthem that fans are just going to love when it is performed live.
From there the album just gets better and better. ‘Dead Eyes’ is one of the best tracks on the album. The Gothic organ fully lifts the brutal drumming from Derek Youngsma while Schieppati’s vocals take the track to a whole different universe. The gothic influence on this album is amazing, it prevents ‘Buried’ from becoming just another hate anthem while it makes ‘Set Me Free’ feel like Cradle Of Filth have gone hardcore. Then it also makes ‘No Friends’ so theatrical the Swedish symphonic metal influence is obvious.
That traditional metalcore sound does show its face though with ‘No One From Nowhere’ and ‘Slave’ both being total brutality, but the band close the album with the heavy clean vocals of ‘Remains’ and a feminine touch on ‘Life’… a track that carefully reminds us that there is still life in Bleeding Through.
Love Will Kill All is truly an amazing album. From start to finish it screams a band that was not ready to call it a day, instead of disappearing into the ether Bleeding Through have created their best work to date. This is an album that is going to make true fans of the band very happy and also win over a lot of new ones.