|Review: Internal Bleeding - Alien Breed 1991-2001|
|Alien Breed 1991-2001|
Label: Olympic Recordings
Year released: 2001
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: September 5, 2001
Reviewed by: Christian Renner
for:Alien Breed 1991-2001
Internal Bleeding is a band that has been around for 10 years now with 3 full-length albums and 2 EP's to their credit. They play a kind of odd form of groove oriented death metal that has a slight nod to thrash here and there. They have been recently signed to Olympic Records and are planning a full-length album entitled "Hatefuel" to be released in early 2002. "Alien Breed" is a compilation of out of print material as well as one new track.
The info I received with the CD says that this is a special release for fans that have followed the band through the years and I would definitely have to agree with that statement. It's not that I hated this album it's just that you can certainly hear the progression the band has made since their early material. The one new track "Alien Breed" is far and away the stand out track here, as the others seem a little bland in comparison. This CD included the first 2 EP's and the entire first attempt at recording, which was titled the "One Dollar Demo" which was sold strictly at shows for a $1 to gain exposure. The EP material isn't bad but there is nothing hear to make me stand up and cheer although you can definitely hear some good ideas hear and the beginnings of the sound that they would later cultivate. The addition of the "One Dollar Demo" is something I really could have lived without as the sound and the songwriting remind me of a garage band that is starting out and it seems they have yet to really find what direction they wanted to take.
Overall I would say if you are a fan of the band this might be something you would really want to check out but if this band is new to you I would suggest you listen to one of their later albums or just wait for the new album that is to come. Like I said before this is not awful just something that doesn't get a lot of play. I will definitely be checking out their new one as I really liked the one new track but as far as this release goes I can take it or leave it.
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