I’ve posted several times about Breaking Benjamin, but it has been a while. They were, and are, a favorite band of mine, though the current members are not the same as when they first arrived on the scene. They have an all-new lineup except for Ben Burnley of course. He finally won the court case enabling him to keep the name “Breaking Benjamin” and the rights to the songs.
The new boyz in the band; Jasen Rauch on guitar, and if you recognize the name he was indeed from Red, Keith Wallen also on guitar, Aaron Bruch on bass, and Shaun Foist on drums. Some of the guys sing backing vocals, which is unusual as Ben used to sing alone and do all his own backing vocals on albums.
It took me a long while to buy and listen to the album, Dark Before Dawn, I suppose I didn’t want to be disappointed, but also my musical tastes have changed over time, and I was strangely nervous I’d hear them and hate them. I shouldn’t have worried, their style both remains completely recognizable as Breaking Benjamin, but allows Ben to showcase his journey and his maturing through an unexplained illness that causes him daily suffering. I like the album a lot, and it is definitely worth the cost of a download.
If you don’t like alternative rock, this isn’t for you and they aren’t a Christian band… though if Ben’s not a believer by this point, I’ll eat my hat.
Here are my earlier articles about BB:
And, yes, I hope this marks my return to blogging. Honestly there is so much to say about world events, these times we live in, and how biblical wisdom is indeed that answer, that it is sometimes hard to know where to start.