Offering more melody than your typical metalcore act. Bleed Again has all the tools necessary to succeed.

Respect it or not, metalcore is here to stay. A sound and vibe which developed a more pronounced outlet of emotional expression than traditional metal structures had previously offered. A culmination of styles caters to the voice of the aspiring metal fans of today. So what makes a good metalcore band? In my mind, one that is able to translate passion and aggression from a thought that is universally understood.

The idea is simple but the execution is harder than you think. Few metalcore acts are able to follow quantity with quality. I hope that Bleed Again will be one of them. Bleed Again is a promising metalcore act from the UK, active in some form since 2012. The group has been gaining a steady following as of late and that trend should continue with this latest visual assault. “Slavery” is a new video from the band’s album Momentum released last year via Sliptrick Records.

Largely a performance video and the backdrops are amazing. The effort, filmed at a small seaside town near Brighton (UK), has a dreary, abandoned feel. A houseboat community that has been developing since World War II. A unique location for some intense material.

Lyrically is where this group really shines. The ability to deal with concepts such as emotional subjugation in a mature manner is impressive. The solid use of choruses enhance sentiments and give the band a broader range of appeal. The boathouse backdrops strengthen the isolation and help define the message. My favorite part of the video is the solo. Simon Williams jamming to a blue sky is fitting. A universal freedom where nothing can touch you.

Offering more melody than your typical metalcore act. Bleed Again has all the tools necessary to succeed. Check out “Slavery” and let the music of Bleed Again imprison you! \m/

Bleed Again are:

James Dawson – Vocals
Simon Williams – Guitars
Chris Pratt – Guitars
John Liffen – Bass
Russell Plowman – Drums

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