Angels Fall (song)

"Angels Fall"
Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album Dark Before Dawn
Released April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
Format Digital download
Genre Hard rock
Length 3:49
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Producer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
"Angels Fall"
"Ashes of Eden"
Dark Before Dawn track listing
"Angels Fall"
"Breaking the Silence"

"Angels Fall" is a song by American rock band Breaking Benjamin. Released soon after the album's lead single "Failure" on April 14, 2015,[1] the track is the second single on their fifth studio album Dark Before Dawn[2] and is the album's third track overall.[3]


Loudwire writer Chad Childers said the song "has a more moody vibe in the verses until the power of Ben Burnley's voice adds a sense of urgency during the chorus, delivering a message about not giving up and not giving in to obstacles that may stand in your way."[4] Benjamin Burnley said of the song after its release, "I don't want to reinvent the wheel. I just want to write good music that's gonna stand the test of time and I try to do that."[5]


On April 11, 2015, Breaking Benjamin released a 37-second sample of "Angels Fall", announcing its release.[6] On April 14, it was released as a follow-up to the album's lead single "Failure".[2] On September 14, 2015, a music video was released for the song.[7]


"Angels Fall" was positively received by critics. Kristen Gaydos of The Citizens' Voice praised the "ominous introduction to the radio-friendly chorus".[8] James Christopher Monger of AllMusic called the song one of the album's "standout cuts".[9] Marcus Floyd of Renowned for Sound labeled the track as "both lyrically and sonically explosive with BB's trademark earthy sound".[10] Nony Khondaker of The Daily Star commented on the catchy chorus, calling it the song's strongest part.[11]

Personnel and credits

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dark Before Dawn.[12]


Chart (2015) Peak
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[13] 16
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[14] 1
US Rock Airplay (Billboard)[15] 11
US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[16] 39


  1. Sharp, Tyler (April 14, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin stream "Angels Fall" from 'Dark Before Dawn". Alternative Press. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  2. 1 2 Music News Group (April 15, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Releases New Song, "Angels Fall"". ABC News Radio. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  3. "'Dark Before Dawn' by Breaking Benjamin". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  4. Childers, Chad (April 15, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin Release New Song 'Angels Fall'". Loudwire. Diffuser Network. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  5. "Breaking Benjamin issues new song called 'Angels Fall'". K-SHE '95. April 16, 2015. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  6. Breaking Benjamin (April 11, 2015). ""Angels Fall" - 4/14/15 - 'Dark Before Dawn'". YouTube. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
  7. Kaufman, Spencer (September 12, 2015). "Watch an Exclusive Teaser of Breaking Benjamin's 'Angels Fall' Video". Loudwire. Diffuser Network. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  8. Gaydos, Kristen (June 18, 2015). "Album review: Breaking Benjamin sticks to signature sound on 'Dark Before Dawn'". The Citizens' Voice. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  9. Monger, James Christopher. "Dark Before Dawn - Breaking Benjamin - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  10. Floyd, Marcus (July 3, 2015). "Album Review: Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn". Renowned for Sound. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  11. Khondaker, Nony (June 23, 2015). "Breaking Benjamin's Brilliant Comeback". The Daily Star. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  12. Dark Before Dawn (liner notes). Breaking Benjamin. Hollywood Records. 2015.
  13. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  14. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  15. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Rock Airplay for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved July 28, 2015.
  16. "Breaking Benjamin – Chart history" Billboard Alternative Songs for Breaking Benjamin. Retrieved October 6, 2015.

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