Bleed Someone Dry
The World Is Falling In Tragedy

The short review: Bleed Someone Dry sounds like a band of hardcore kids who worship at the alter of Pantera and Slayer. I really wish I could leave it at that, but something tells me that wont pass for a review.

The World Is Falling In Tragedy is the Italian bands first full recording under the name of Bleed Someone Dry, after recording an EP as Revolt. There’s not really enough variance on the album to single out any single songs, as they all tend to sound the same, meandering between the sounds of Pantera, Hatebreed and Slayer – the solos in particular are very Slayer/Kerry King-ish. There are breakdowns, of course, but not all are of the same boring hardcore variety – “Killing Depression” borrows a bit more from the book of Pantera in that aspect. The vocals have absolutely no variation, as Riccardo De Simone delivers a typical hardcore bark from beginning to end, with the exception of the end of “Where Is the Man?”, where there is some actual (but certainly not great) singing and spoken word stuff.

Bottom line – I found my mind wandering several times while trying to listen to The World Is Falling In Tragedy, and when I did manage to pay more attention to it, I wanted to shut it off, with the exception of the aforementioned “Killing Depression”, which was overall the speediest/thrashiest track, and also had some breaks that allowed the bass to show through some more. All in all, it’s too repetitive, and the style has been done to death by countless others, many of which have done it much better. I’ll pass.

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Written by Larry "Staylow" Owens
September 5th, 2007


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