BLESSTHEFALL

BLOOD YOUTH

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Albums - THEA DE GALLIER

UN­DER­WORLD, LON­DON

They might be the sup­port act, but BLOOD YOUTH [7] per­form with all the swag­ger of a head­line band. Their boom­ing hard­core riffs could ri­val Trash Talk and the ac­ces­si­ble melodic cho­ruses in tracks like Fail­ure con­tain enough nods to metalcore to win over fans of tonight’s main at­trac­tion. They even out­shine the head­lin­ers, each song stand­ing out as an an­them in its own right. BLESSTHEFALL [6] be­gin with older, heav­ier tracks like Hol­low Bod­ies, which be­gin to blur into one un­til they reach the more melodic ma­te­rial from their lat­est record, To Those Left Be­hind. Oath­breaker shows they’re at their best when they’re do­ing pop-tinged metalcore with a darker edge, and they tease the crowd with talks of a new al­bum, revealing they’ve left their record la­bel and are go­ing it alone. The re­ac­tion to set closer Hey Baby, Here’s That Song You Wanted proves their fans are hun­gry for more, and it’s a big, pow­er­ful cho­rus that re­ally works for them.

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