*Posting an old review so I can link it to my portfolio*
Arizonian hardcore warriors, Blessthefall are one of those bands destined to become famous and it certainly seems as though they’re right on track with doing so. Since their debut full length ‘His last walk’ was released back in 2007, the band have had a multitude of successes including reaching #32 in the US billboard charts with ‘His last walk’, touring with bands such as Escape the Fate, Protest the Hero & Silverstein, the band also completeted the entire circuit of 2007’s Warped tour.
After the departure of vocalist Craig Mabbitt in late 2007, the band continued to tour with bassist Jared Warth filling in on vocals, and eventually the band announced they had found their new frontman in ex vocalist of Take the Crown, Beau Bokan. There was a lot of anticipation for the bands next album and to see how new vocalist Beau would shape up compared to Mabbitt.
Disappointed is the only way to desribe the feeling I got when I listened to the bands new album ‘Witness’. Although It is well written, and follows the ‘signiture’ blessthefall sound that we all came to love with ‘His last Walk’. With only a few songs (Skinwalker, Stay Still, To Hell and Back, Hey Baby, here’s that song you wanted), that really get you going, make you want to sing along and go completely crazy and with Bokan following the same style as and even sounding very similar to old singer Craig mabbit, it’s not really anything to get too excited about. ‘2.0’, the first track on the album, sounds almost exactly like Mabbits former band, ‘the word alive’s’ song Cassanova Rodeo, it seems as though the boys in Blessthefall have let themselves down with an album that somewhat lacks in originality & majoritarily is unable to keep listeners interested for longer than a couple of listens, and has not quite lived up to the anticipation surrounding its release.