Acclaimed modern metal outfit Bleed from Within are putting the past behind them and positing an overhauled frame of mind on their new album, ‘Fracture’. A recent statement from the Glaswegians aimed to reshape the band’s heretofore struggles:
“The doubt and fear that consumed us for years have been replaced with an insatiable hunger to grow as people. We’ve noticed this shift in energy and channeled it into our music. As a result, our new album is the strongest and most uplifting we have ever written.”
Bleed from Within embodied that statement during the writing and completion of early video single, ‘The End of All We Know’. For it was this very track that served as a lighthouse for the rest of ‘Fracture’.
What the band learned from the endless touring for the ‘Era’ album — with luminaries like Lamb of God, Of Mice and Men, As I Lay Dying, Cancer Bats, and Any Given Day — couldn’t have had a more profound effect on how Bleed from Within would continue on (and overcome) with the completion of ‘Fracture’. The lineup has stabilized, and the band has, in effect, become a democracy where unity is the driving force on all decisions, from internal (songwriting, lyrics, and bassist Davie Provan’s stunning artwork) to external (tours, administrative). For the first time in the band’s history, the membership of the previous album is represented on the follow-up. The approach however was the same. Experimentation with vocals, tempo, grooves, and melodies however, helped inform how the songs would ultimately play out.
The new era in Bleed from Within will be filled with new experiences, chances to learn, and extensive touring. ‘Fracture’ will be their method of getting there. The band’s fans have been tireless in their support, so the two years of waiting for songs like ‘The End of All We Know,’ ‘Pathfinder,’ ‘Fall Away,’ ‘Night Crossing,’ (featuring a guest solo by Matt Heafy) and ‘Utopia’ has been worth it. But Bleed from Within are also exciting to premiere and show how they’ve matured in songs like ‘Into Nothing,’ ‘A Depth That No One Dares,’ and, of course, the title track.
‘Fracture’ is available 29 May via Century Media Records. For more information on Bleed from Within, please visit bleedfromwithin.com