The Truth was a gift and a curse for Bleeding Through. The band achieved some mainstream success and was at the forefront of metalcore, and even was cited as “the future of metal” by some publications.
After a publicized dispute with its former label, Trustkill Records, lineup changes and the albums Declaration (2008) and Bleeding Through (2010), the band is back with The Great Fire, its second release on Rise Records, also the label home of bands such as Abandon All Ships, The Devil Wears Prada and Miss May I. You could make a case that any of those bands largely exist indirectly due to Bleeding Through.
With The Great Fire I’m not really sure where Bleeding Through lines up in today’s musical climate. Clearly, there are a number of bands that have surpassed them in popularity, and the band, though still recognizable is no where near as relevant as in days past. (more…)