Watch Me Bleed
Style: Melodic Thrash/metalcore
Release date: October 23rd 2009

German modern metal band Watch Me Bleed plays a mix of thrash, death and hardcore. Nowadays not a very original mix, but they serve some power metal parts as well. Guitar player Markus Pohl (Mystic Phrophecy, Symphorce) and drummer Steffen Theurer (Symphorce) are two names we already know. To complete the band they have decided to divide the vocal parts between Chris Rodens (screams & whispers) and Inzest's Markus Wenzel (growls & grunts).

I must admit that the music listens away very easily, without a lot of hinder. At first you think that it's just another metalcore band, but when you listening closer, you can conclude that by adding some elements from other metal genres they sound fresher. One of my favourite songs is "Sixsixseven" (neighbour of the beast), not just because of the music, but because of the nice lyrical invention. Not every song is at the same level, half of them are a bit too average but still worth listening to. The last song "Bleeding Chalice" is the best track, besides the grunting/screaming vocals, a big part of the singing is done by Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm). Andy's singing sees to that this song gets more a power metal character.

An aggressive, in your face, pure modern metal act with just enough variety and interesting parts in the music to keep them from drowning in the big pool of metalcore-like acts.

01. Rise
02. Bloodred Rain
03. Sixsixseven

Where Darkness Hides

05. The End Of Everything
06. Dead Sky Black Sun
07. The Game Is On
08. Burn Down Hope
09. All Red Roses Die
10. JackHammer
 11. Come To the Feast
12. The Bleeding Chalice
Label: Silverwolf Productions
Promotion: Gordeon Music Promotion
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: October 4th 2009