Breaking Benjamin Get Heavy with ‘Red Cold River’ – Song Review

Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Chris Yankton via Hollywood Records

The Breaking Benjamin crew has been teasing their new single, “Red Cold River,” for weeks now, and the track has at long last arrived. The single is the first bit of new music to arrive off Breaking Benjamin’s much-anticipated upcoming album, “Ember,” which is slated to drop later this year. “Red Cold River” is available via all the usual digital outlets, and you can view the official music video for the song below.

“Red Cold River” is Breaking Benjamin at their heaviest, with a hard-charging sound both instrumentally and vocally. Singer Ben Burnley belts out the longing lyrics, “Days reborn / Fight with folded hands / Pain left below / The lifeless live again,” as the instrumentals alternate between chopping rhythms and towering atmospheres. With its heavy-yet-melodic character, “Red Cold River” should please Breaking Benjamin fans who latched onto the group years ago as hits such as “I Will Not Bow” and “The Diary of Jane” took hold.

Breaking Benjamin’s upcoming album will mark the band’s follow-up to their 2015 return, “Dark Before Dawn.” In the meantime, the guys will embark on a U.S. tour opening for Avenged Sevenfold beginning Jan. 12 in Nashville, Tennessee. Bullet for My Valentine will also appear on the run. For the past few years, the guys have been seen touring with Shinedown, Korn, Disturbed, Alter Bridge and Saint Asonia, to name just a few. For the band’s full list of upcoming tour dates, head to BreakingBenjamin.com.

Publication date: January 16, 2018

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