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On disc: Bleeding Red

Evolution's Crown - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars

Evolution's Crown

Evolution's Crown
(Rock Road Records - 2012)

Bleeding Red was founded in 2006, in 2008 they did an EP and 4-track demo Unmaster which they released in 2010 got them a slot at Summers Breeze. There they won the 'New Blood Award' which landed them a deal with Rock Road Records.

Evolution's Crown is the bands debut, the first time they address a larger audience. they kick of with the epic intro Bloodforce. It reminds me a bit of Iced Earth... With The Running Man they present the first real song, a riff-based thrasher with growls... They use speed changes to spice up the tune. The sound is a bit dull and so details get lost... At Nameless they vary a bit, but towards the end the songs get a bit repetitive... At Wasted Screams they add a black-ish touch to their groove death metal. At Thoughtcrime they add some spoken words, have some epic almost power metal-like parts and black-ish sounds. It shows that the guys try to find their own sounds, but it partly sounds chaotic... After Tritoxine which was too one-dimensional for me, they speed up for Frequencies. For me Goddess Of Black is one of the top tracks on Evolution's Crown, coz it seems to be in a flow and that they didn't try to be innovative. The closer Calling For Your Downfall is another good choice to get an idea of what Bleeding Redis all about, coz here they mix sound elements as well, but it's less chaotic as on other tracks.

Not a bad album, but some passages sound chaotic, coz it's hard to follow their mix. A decent debut and hopefully the foursome is finding their own sound soon.

7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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