Bleeding Through has arrived to stake their claim as heir to the legacy of the heavy metal forefathers of yore. Think we're kidding? Think this is just a bunch of hardcore kids playing at the metal game? Well, there's a few believers you should talk to, then. You'll be challenging the throngs of sweat-soaked and satisfied metal-bred legions who've see Bleeding Through perform live. Just take one listen to their tightly wound, convincingly proficient, brutally pummeling and absolutely devastating sound and there'll be no need for further convincing.
In the 1980's, a handful of teenagers in California cobbled together the most potent parts of punk, hard rock and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and, injecting it with a fierce dose of Venom and Motorhead, gave birth to thrash metal. And regardless of which directions its fierce progeny wandered off to geographically or musically' death metal, black metal or the hypnotic fusion of hardcore punk and 'crossover' histrionics' a fist-pumping urgency remained a consistent thread.
Today that power continues to pump life into a few musical wrecking crews that hold the torch aloft for true blooded, life-affirming metal. Groups who are the sum total of their influences, yet a fresh breath of life carrying a new identity altogether. Bleeding Through are redefining the parameters of heavy music in yet another invigorating new strain.
Bleeding Through's crossover appeal should come as no surprise as they're a group nourished on metal since their youth yet trained by punk's personal politics to cast away the genre's limiting pretensions. To be blunt, they're not above getting in a van. They don't expect to get rich. But they also aren't pushing any agenda. Their only mission is to devastate the stage.