Today the debut full-length album of Belarusian band Bleeding Malice is out. It was named “Thy Kingdom Come” and include 9 compositions unified by a common concept. This is the story about a man with his sins and weaknesses, who for a moment realized that the scales were irrevocably tilted to one side. Memories rush one by one, but the step into emptiness has already been taken.
Bleeding Malice based in Minsk, Belarus and formed at the beginning of 2020 by composer/bassist Olga Kann and singer Alex Rabets. Music combines elements of Blackened Deathcore, Dark Hardcore and Post Metal. Lyrics contain social issues, philosophy and religion, psycho-emotional experiences.
About inspiration for “Thy Kingdom Come”:
Life influenced it. The content of the album, songs and the overall musical component turned out to be both sincere and simple, and at the same time philosophical, pompous and existentially deep. Reality is a rather shaky concept. We often do not notice many things around us; we do not want to notice. Everyone focuses on what is important to him. Or what cannot be denied. We are all, to some extent, hostages of morality, but in fact, we are always on the other side of good and evil. Some of the songs on the album respond to this theme and show “what if” and “good that is not”.
Music of “Thy Kingdom Come” is mainly focused around Blackened Deathcore with a lot of influences and atmosphere from Dark Hardcore and Post Metal. It contains an onslaught of heavy moments intertwined with memorable melodies. Slaughter rhythm section with juicy bass and mad drums brought significant sound density.
In some parts guitars hit aggressively hard, in other parts come out hypnotic structures which give the desired atmosphere depending on the mood of the song. The speed and depressive slow and middle-speed moments present equally. Fast-paced and evil actions are paired with touching ballads in equal measure.
The expressive vocals will delight you with a huge variety from extreme heartbreaking screams to the classic brutal growl and soulful voice of the preacher behind the scenes. Lyrical themes of their music is about questioning faith, about the existential issues of a person who is left alone in the struggle with his inner demons. When there is no turning back and no redemption is granted.
Mixing & mastering – Simone Pietroforte (RØT, Distant, Sold Soul, Marina). Cover art / design – Olga Kann.
Olga Kann – all music, arrangements, bass
Alexander Rabets – vocals, lyrics
Sergey Pinchuk – guitars
Sergey Kuvizenkov – guitars
Art made by Olga Kann Art/Design