Breaking Benjamin is an American rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, founded in 1999. They were active until 2010 before entering an extended hiatus due to founder and vocalist Benjamin Burnley’s recurring illnesses.
The band reformed with a new lineup in late 2014, soon afterward releasing Dark Before Dawn (2015) and Ember (2018). Despite significant lineup changes, the band’s musical style and lyrical content have remained consistent. The band has commonly been noted for its formulaic hard rock tendencies with angst-heavy lyrics, swelling choruses, and “crunching” guitars.