Bleeding Through has become one of the more prominent metal/hardcore bands of the last few years. Their self-titled Rise Records debut is full of stuff that fans of that genre of music love. It is dark, aggressive, sad, and angry. What more is there in life? Seriously though, despite the heavy nature of their music it is still melodic. With nice guitar rhythms, melodic keyboard sections, cool tempo changes, and nice vocal work there is plenty to get caught up in. The music sounds very much like their last album, so fans of that will be happy with this outing as well. What has improved over the last album is the guitar work as the band has a talented new lead guitarist – Dave Nassie.