On its debut album, Paradigm in Entropy, Bleed the Sky makes its philosophy quite clear. If the bone-rattling and brain-blasting metal of the CD's 10 songs leave any doubt, the tracks' titles spell it out: Bleed the Sky is one angry band, torn between disgusted doom-saying and an inclination to annihilate anyone who disagrees with its doctrine. And judging by the songs "Killtank," "The Martyr," and "God in the Frame" are a few of the band's brutal but surprisingly melodic tunes there's enough self-preservation here to keep both Darwinists and gun-toting mountain-dwellers happy. The sextet rocks a dark, European metal vibe, which belies its Orange County roots. Ultimately, it's hard rock that's as knotty as it is succinct.
Mon., March 13, 7 p.m.
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