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Bleed the Sky: Paradigm in Entropy

Hailing from California, Nuclear Blast's new signing Bleed the Sky seem to be a band that's trying to do too many things at once, and not really doing any of them very well. Sure, there's plenty of bone crunching guitar riffs here, played with gusto by the tandem of Kyle Moorman and Wayne Miller, but the band can't decide whether it wants to be a metalcore, melodic death metal, melodic punk, or nu-metal band. Singer Noah Robinson has a decent voice when singing the more melodic pieces, such as on "Leverage" or the catchy and atmospheric "The Martyr", but his grating screams on songs like "Borrelia Mass", and many of the other tracks is simply without any real conviction or personality. It's as if the band wanted to be another Killswitch Engage or Chimaira, except they lack the originality and songwriting skills of either band. I will give them this, they can pummel the listener with their huge sonic barrage, as they do well on tracks like "Gated" (complete with effects laden lead guitar work, samples, and huge riffs) and the speed metal/thrash of "Division". Overall though, this is generic metacore that shows some promise, but the end result is Bleed the Sky needs a little work before they can compete with the heavyweights.


Track Listing
1) Minion
2) Killtank
3) Paradigm in Entropy
4) Skin Un Skin
5) Leverage
6) The Martyr
7) Gated
8) God in the Frame
9) Division
10) Borrelia Mass

Added: July 2nd 2015
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Score:
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Bleed the Sky: Paradigm in Entropy
Posted by Jon Neudorf, SoT Staff Writer on 2015-07-02 16:06:32
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Bleed The Sky formed in 2003 after leaving Oklahoma and arriving at Orange County, California. Their first album Paradigm In Entropy was originally released on Nuclear Blast in 2005. Metal Mind Productions has seen fit to give this one the deluxe treatment, rereleasing it as a gold disc limited to 2000 copies.

The players are Noah Robinson (lead vocals), Kyle Moorman (lead and rhythm guitars), Wayne Miller II (lead and rhythm guitars), Luke Andersen (samples and sequencing), Casey Kulek (bass guitars, vocal support) and Austin D'Amond (drums, vocal support).

Paradigm In Entropy is a brutally heavy metalcore album with thunderous double bass drumming and intense guitar riffage. Robinson's vocals vary from high pitched screaming to guttural roars and are generally intense throughout the disc. He does add some nice clean vocals as well which serve to give the ears a break from the brutality of the music.

My favourite track is the more atmospheric "Leverage" where ambient samples are used to create a calm before the storm as heavy riffs enter once again. I like how bits of atmosphere are incorporated with the heaviness giving this one a high melodic factor as well.

As far as lyrics are concerned there are lots of expletives, so if that bothers you take note.

I'm not sure if Bleed The Sky are still around as some of the members went on to form other projects, but rest assured, Paradigm In Entropy is a strong debut from a band with plenty of potential.




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