“We All Bleed” is a perfect example of how bands evolve, without losing core elements of their style. Crossfade has been around since I was in middle school, about ten years ago, and this album is so different from their self-titled album that I had a moment of wondering if I had clicked on the wrong link, was hearing a band associated to them when I went to buy this album.
Their energetic, yet well-grounded rock music has now been infused with electronic distortion, changing pauses and breakdowns into something surprising and refreshing.
There was one thing I did miss, which was that “Crossfade” was more solid, and I related to it. This, however, is a matter of personal preference. So, back to the positives. There are a lot of eerie melodies here, to send shivers down your spine.
Here is a band who hasn’t, even with success, gone completely to the mainstream. Rather, they have done the opposite, and continued to grow their own identity with “We all Bleeed”.