Monday, 3 October 2011
Review: Blessthefall - Awakening
Now that I've finished losing my head and obsessing over Ronnie Radke, it's time to move onto the more relevant issue of the new Blessthefall album, Awakening.
However, it often feels like this is the only real motive for the album. The metalcore is brutal and frantic enough but it's slick production takes away some sense of realism and sugar-coats over the rough edges that better examples of albums of this fusion of genres possess, like A7X's Waking the Fallen.
This makes Awakening a much more accessible metalcore album and serves as the kind of album that one may use as a first stepping stone into the genre alongside their friends, or rivals, in Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse. With that being it's intent, I suppose the album works, wether that's a good mark to achieve in making music is another issue.
Blessthefall's Awakening is out now via Fearless Records. The band will tour the UK from the 15th-18th October with Pierce the Veil and Motionless in White.