PREMIERE: Blessthefall’s “Condition // Comatose” puts the power back into balladry

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photo: Douglas Sonders

Phoenix-based metalcore quintet Blessthefall is 12 years deep into their career, but in many ways, To Those Left Behind feels like it’s just the start. The band’s fifth album continues growing the hard-hitting melodic metalcore sound that Beau Bokan & Co. have become known for throughout the past few summers on Warped Tour, but then you have moments like “Condition // Comatose,” a slow, brooding song too powerful to be called a ballad that feels indebted to Linkin Park’s most soaring moments. Guitarist Eric Lambert explains:

“‘Condition // Comatose’ was actually the first song I wrote for the record. I can’t believe how much it’s transformed since then. This song is by far my favorite on the album.”

Blessthefall’s To Those Left Behind will be released September 18 via Fearless Records and can be pre-ordered here.

Catch Blessthefall on tour this fall alongside Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska and Cane Hill:

Oct 20 ­ Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
Oct 21 ­ El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Oct 22 ­ Lubbock, TX @ Club Pink
Oct 23 ­ Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
Oct 24 ­ Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Oct 25 ­ Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Oct 26 ­ Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Oct 28 ­ Winston­Salem, NC @ Ziggy’s
Oct 29 ­ Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s By The Sea
Oct 30 ­ Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Oct 31 ­ Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Nov 1 ­ Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions
Nov 2 ­ Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Nov 3 ­ Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Nov 5 ­ New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Nov 6 ­ Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
Nov 7 ­ Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Nov 8 ­ Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld // Loud Fest
Nov 9 ­ Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov 10 ­ Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
Nov 11 ­ Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
Nov 12 ­ Lansing, MI @ The Loft
Nov 13 ­ Valparaiso, IN @ Big Shots
Nov 14 ­ Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Nov 15 ­ Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater
Nov 16 ­ Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Nov 18 ­ Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater (no Cane Hill)
Nov 19 ­ Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl @ The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (no Cane Hill)
Nov 20 San Diego, CA @ SOMA (no Cane Hill)
Nov 21 ­ Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades (no Cane Hill)
Nov 22 ­ Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues (no Cane Hill)