Bleeding Through The Great Fire

Bleeding Through The Great Fire
Bleeding Through fit right in on the Rise roster, sort of. They make heavy use of breakdowns and keyboards, but unlike many Rise acts, the breakdowns crush and the keyboards embellish, rather than impede. Though many bands claim to "evolve," that isn't always true ― they morph into something entirely different with nary a semblance of their former self. But Bleeding Through nod to their pre-Trustkill sound on "The Devil and Self Doubt" and "Everything You Love is Gone," but don't turn a blind eye to their more recent developments. "Faith in Fire" and "Final Hours" bring the band's thrash leanings to the forefront, while melody takes the reins on "Trail of Seclusion." The Great Fire somehow manages to be both retrospective and forward thinking while still rooted in the present, making it the perfect summation of the band's career, as well as a taste of what's to come. After a slight misstep on their self-titled Rise debut, Bleeding Through have finally managed to reach the bar they previously set with 2008's Declaration. (Rise)