Close your eyes as you listen to Bleeding Through's second album, 2004's This Is Love, This Is Murderous, and you'll hear vicious melodic death metal in the Killswitch Engage mode, but with even harsher croak-vocals backed by subtle synthesizer chords. Open them and you'll stare in confusion at the sight of a bunch of eyeliner loving Mike Ness disciples, whose choice of wardrobe would normally suggest some lame mutation of teen girl-friendly kiddie-punk. Well, as your granny used to say, "looks can be deceiving," and that certainly proves the case here as massive death metal blowouts like "Love Lost in a Hail of Gun Fire" and "Number Seven with a Bullet" start tearing through one's skull with incredible fury, velocity, and ever-shifting arrangements. Among the numerous highlights on hand, "City of the Condemned" and "Dead Like Me" could almost qualify as black metal, such is the speedy precision of the band's assault, and both the title track and "On Wings of Lead" (what, are these guys NRA members?) take confident shots (pun intended) at some In Flames-style harmonies. Alas, a good number of the album's remaining tracks lack that extra-imaginative, inspired songwriting touch to keep from namelessly melding into each other; but Bleeding Through's blindingly technical execution nevertheless provides a constant source of entertainment. And at least there's no questioning the band's complete commitment to its mission, meaning there's tons of potential and room to grow here.
Performance CreditsBleeding Through Primary Artist
Ryan Downey Vocals
Brian Leppke Guitar
Technical CreditsUlrich Wild Producer
Ryan Wilson Vocal Group
Bleeding Through Vocal Group
Shawn Sullivan Engineer
Biggie Road Crew
Case One Vocal Group
R Dub Road Crew
Shalon Wyllie Road Crew
Mike Milford Vocal Group
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This Is Love, This Is Murderous based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
This album does not have a single weak point. i'd love to tear it down piece by piece, but i can't find a single bad thing about it. it's metal without sounding liek every other scene metal band. the lyrics make you want to rip your eyes out in agony. "i hope you see my face on your deathbed. you play the role of the angel, now you'll see my face in hell. you broke my heart with your selfish ambition, b****." brandon screams his heart out on 12 songs all sharing a common theme: heartbreak. the clips from "boondock saints" set the mood perfectly for this unbelieveable album.
THE RAGE ON THIS ALBUM IS STUFF OF LEGEND.IF YOU'VE RECENTLY BROKEN UP WITH YOUR LOVER AND YOU FEEL UPSET. THROW THIS CD IN AND PREPARE TO UNLEASH HELL.HANDS DOWN ONE OF THE ANGRIEST ALBUMS YOU'LL EVER HEAR...............