Breaking Benjamin Deal Out Brutality on ‘Psycho’
Breaking Benjamin's sound is like a pendulum, always swaying back and forth between heaving darkness and somber beauty. With Ember, they've pushed each side further and on their new song, "Psycho," they've redefined their own heaviness.
The opening muted chugs build anticipation and 20 seconds in, Breaking Benjamin start shifting plates with a barbaric riff, powered by an overdriven, clanking bass groove. "Psycho" presents a lumbering heaviness elsewhere throughout the track too and even the chorus, which has lush overtones, still seethes with rhythmic intensity.
"People have always really liked the heavier side of the band. I think that's what they sort of gravitate towards. But we also make sure to explore our melodic and softer side too. On Ember we just tried to make it more extreme — the softer side on this album is really soft, and the heavy side is really heavy. We decided to give everybody what they want to the furthest degree," said Ben Burnley.
Ember will be out on April 13 through Hollywood Records and pre-orders are available here. Breaking Benjamin will support the album on a co-headlining summer tour with Five Finger Death Punch. Nothing More and Bad Wolves will be featured on the run as well and you can see if the tour is stopping near you by checking out all of the dates here. Before that starts, they'll head out on a brief headlining tour starting April 25. See those stops here.
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