Witness (Blessthefall album)

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Witness
Studio album by Blessthefall
Released October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
Genre Metalcore,[1] post-hardcore,[2][3] screamo[3][1]
Length 41:00
Label Fearless
Producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette
Blessthefall chronology
His Last Walk
(2007)
Witness
(2009)
Awakening
(2011)
Singles from Witness
  1. "To Hell & Back"
    Released: July 27, 2009
  2. "God Wears Gucci"
    Released: August 11, 2009
  3. "What's Left of Me"
    Released: September 09, 2009
  4. "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"
    Released: November 5, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (83%) [4]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Alter the Press! 4/5 stars [1]
BRING.ON.MIXED 4/5 stars [3]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars [5]

Witness is the second full-length studio album by Blessthefall. It was released on October 6, 2009, through Fearless Records. It is the band's first album with Beau Bokan on lead vocals and final album with guitarist Mike Frisby. The album was co-produced with There for Tomorrow drummer, Christopher Kamrada.

The song "God Wears Gucci" was released on MySpace and iTunes on Tuesday, August 11, 2009, and is the third song released off the album, along with "To Hell and Back" and "We'll Sleep When We're Dead", although these were demonstrations to the album versions. On September 9 the band uploaded a new track on their Myspace entitled "What's Left of Me". The entire album was streaming on their MySpace page until October 6, 2009. The album was released for sale in the US on October 6, 2009, with a European release date of the October 26 scheduled, ahead of their first ever European headline tour in support of the album. Witness sold 11,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 56 on Billboard 200 and No. 6 on the Top Independent Albums chart.[6]

The song "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted" has been released as downloadable content for Rock Band on the Xbox 360. The song "To Hell and Back" was featured on the soundtrack to Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Conviction. The song and the game trailer was released around the start of April 2010. The songs "God Wears Gucci" and "To Hell and Back" are downloadable tracks in the iOS game Tap Tap Revenge 4.

Track list[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "2.0"   1:00
2. "What's Left of Me"   3:30
3. "To Hell & Back"   3:18
4. "God Wears Gucci"   3:53
5. "Hey Baby, Here's That Song You Wanted"   3:28
6. "Witness"   3:13
7. "Last Ones Left"   2:51
8. "Five Ninety"   3:50
9. "We'll Sleep When We're Dead"   4:11
10. "Skinwalkers"   3:58
11. "You Deserve Nothing & I Hope You Get Less"   3:36
12. "Stay Still"   4:10
Total length:
41:00

Personnel[edit]

Blessthefall
  • Beau Bokan – lead vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Jared Warth – bass guitar, screamed vocals
  • Eric Lambert – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Frisby – rhythm guitar
  • Matt Traynor – drums, percussion
Production
  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette – production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BlessTheFall - Witness". Alter the Press!. October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Witness (Blessthefall album) at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b c Pernell Fowler. "Blessthefall - Witness - Review | So, Bring On Mixed Reviews". Bringonmixedreviews.com. Retrieved August 23, 2012. [unreliable source?]
  4. ^ "Blessthefall - Witness - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. October 6, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Blessthefall - Witness (album review)". Sputnikmusic. September 30, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Billboard.com