Bleed The Sky are a band with an interesting history. They formed in the year 2003 and only two months later they played their first show. Thing is, it was not just a normal shitty show that you can catch at about any bar, their first gig saw them opening for a very well-known progressive death metal band; Opeth! Now if that doesn’t impress you, then you are one fucked individual.
Since their formation in 2003 the band has gone through quiet a few line-up changes for various reasons. In their 6 year career the band has had 11 different members only two of which have seen the whole thing through: Noah Robinson (vocals) and Austin D’Amond (drums).
Murder The Dance is the follow up album to Paradigm in Entropy, which was a fairly successful album and helped in establishing the band. This new one, as with their older work, is teeming with harsh vocals, binding guitar riffs, and gut-busting drum mastery, only better.
My preferred song on the album is “The Demons That Could Be.” The instrumentation throughout the track is superb – the level of difficulty isn’t anything special, but it sounds excellent. The main reason that this song stood out is due to the small guitar solo found near the end. They throw a hint of classic rock/blues guitar in the solo and it was just a completely unexpected, but welcome factor.
The band refers to the Murder The Dance as the “end-all, be-all record”; however, I believe that they have much more in them and think that we will see an even better album in the years to come. A great record from a great band; check it out. [ END ]
01. Knife Fight In A Phone Booth
03. Murder The Dance
04. The Sleeping Beauty
06. Occam’s Razor
09. Kettle Black
11. The Demons That Could Be
12. Vertical Smile
Run Time: 67:48
Release Date: 06.10.2008