Bishop, the trio from upstate New York, recently their album Hate Wide Open and Rock That Metal gave their release several spins to bring you this review. So, what genre does Bishop fit into? Alternative metal with a little dipping into punk, hard rock and grunge is our humble opinion on this matter. The 12-track journey through Hate Wide Open starts with the sometimes atmospheric stomper “Pretty Young”, which offers nice changes of pace throughout the song. The title track “Hate Wide Open” offers some nice guitars, good background vocal work, but also (in our opinion) a slight weakness – the lead vocals are sometimes not at the same quality level as the rest of the work presented here.
Who are Bishop?
Tom Semeraro (Guitars, Lead Vocals)
Rocco Semeraro (Drums, Vocals)
Vinny Padula (Bass, Vocals)
Yes, Tom and Rocco are brothers!
Our favorites on this album are the tracks “Hate Wide Open and “Pill” – and if you like it a little punky-alternative check out “Bleeding Lime”!
1. Pretty Young
2. Hate Wide Open
3. Free Fall
6. The Whip
8. Bleeding Lime
9. Dead Before Dawn
Official website: Bishop Official. You can get your physical copies of “Hate Wide Open” and Bishop’s previous releases there as well!