Critical reception for No Time to Bleed was generally positive. Eduardo Rivadavia of Allmusic gave the album a rating of 4 out of 5 and praised the vocals and musicianship. He directly stated that there is a “surprisingly varied array of guitar riff textures, liable to impress the likes of Dimebag Darrell or Tool’s Adam Jones. He followed along with saying “Cap this off with an instinctive nose for songwriting economy (no overlabored epics for this band) and lyrics that, while simplistic and even repetitive, at times (e.g. ‘Wake Up’ and the title track), are also both refreshingly direct and intelligible.”
Jim Burt of Rock Sound gave the album a 9 out of 10 and opened his review by generally focusing on the overall delivery, describing that Suicide Silence have “mixed up the blast beats with super-size helpings of mammoth slow groove and extra brutal beatdowns, a tasty addition to their already formidable arsenal.” He then closed his review stating that No Time to Bleed is “a ruthless and unrelenting attack on the senses and a top-class exercise in extreme metal oppression. Spearheading the US new-wave? The sky’s the limit…” Phil Freeman of Alternative Press stated that the “thunderous drums” were the “best thing about the album” and even put focus into instrumental track, “…And Then She Bled” stating that it’s “a moody instrumental, reminiscent of Slipknot’s quieter moments.”
In an interview prior to the recording of No Time to Bleed, Lucker stated that the lyrics to the album would be more focused on his personal problems instead of the previous subjects that were mainly about religion and politics on their first album The Cleansing. He also made a reference to this change in the song “Suffer”, with the lyrics “A ruthless cleansing has already begun and it’s time to move on”.
The track “…And Then She Bled” consists of a recording of a 911 emergency phone call recorded on February 18, 2009. A woman, Charla Nash, was attacked by a domesticated chimpanzee. It is composed of the scenario broken up into parts with the band members of Suicide Silence performing instrumental music that is appropriate to the situation included in the initial recording.
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