Assault Records

ASR039 BRIDGES LEFT BURNING Bystanders LP

Listening to "Bystanders", the sophomore  release from BRIDGES LEFT BURNING, prepare to be surprised. Musically, this is  a highly successful blend of modern harcore and old school sounds, bound by  powerful melodies,  infused with a sense of urgency and filled with  passion. Imagine VERSE and JUST WENT BLACK rolled into one.
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves,  "Bystanders" is fiercely political. Favoring  literate and intelligent lyrics over sloganeering, these guys make it  abundantly clear that this is more than music. Covering topics like human  rights and the plight of refugees, personal responsibility and the  consequences of capitalism unbound, there's anger and rage aplenty. But this  isn't a resigned acceptance of the status  quo. It's a wake-up call to action, fueled  by the unwavering belief in the power (of people) to change and transform  themselves and others. Refuse. Revolt.  Resist.
"Bystanders" features guest vocals from Greg  Bennick (Trial) and is available on colored vinyl, housed in thick  cardstock covers. To accomodate the lyrics and ideas explored, this LP  includes a 28-page booklet with lyrics, essays and recommendations for  further reading.