Sound — 8
For the band's second major debut album, it's pretty good. They've modelled their sound for this one though, for their most loved song on This Is Love This Is Murderous; Love Lost In A Hail Of Gunfire, the opening track. The song on The Truth mostly sound the same, but have really catchy riffs and chorus's. Lines get stuck in your head, and it's like, 'Which song is this from?' I quite like it though, because on 'Line In The Sand', there's none of his 'I'm choking on a cheese grater' screaming, but him singing, and I quite like it. The instrumental 'The Truth' is also very good.
Lyrics — 10
I really really like the lyrics, and a lot of them stick out in my head. They're kind of angry, and sometimes give a feeling as if they've been hurt but still love the person who hurt them. This is apparant in 'Hollywood Prison': 'What can I say that hasn't been said before, I wrote your name in blood on my prison walls'. Also in 'Line In The Sand': 'If I told you the truth now, would you still leave and take my heart? If I show you the truth, would you still leave?' I quite like the lyrics and the feeling they give. You can relate to them when you've just argued with someone you love.
Overall Impression — 8
Hmm, I'm not sure, Bleeding Through are kinda the first artists with this sound I've heard, I think the stand-out songs from the album are Kill To Believe, Return To Sender, Dearly Demented and Love in Slow Motion (which I love because of the little keyboard bits. I love that this is one of the first things I have heard from their genre, and I love all fo it. I hate the fact it mainly all sounds like 'Love Lost', and I preferred their previous album, because this one is less experimental and their sound is more fixed. Ahh well, I'd still go out and buy it again iuf it got stolen. If it were lost, I'd just find it again.