Falling Awake - E.P.
Bryan Dreier - Drums. I saw the cover art on this album and wanted to check them out, Man am I glad I did, They hail from Little Rock, AR in the USA so let's get into it shall we.
The first song off the E.P. is "Beauty In A Bottle" The song starts with a really fast drum and scorching guitar riff, then the vocals kick in and the lead singer Tyler Brown kicks some serious ass he has a strong voice and I love this song, the drums and guitar is really tight and the lyrics are so cool, I actually went abit ape-shit to this song it is inspiring and really fires you up, I loved the punk inspired vocals that drop in like a vocal bomb, so cool!
The next song is "Save The Messenger" it starts with an awesome drum beat supplied by Bryan Dreir pure awesome. This is quickly joined by some frenetic guitar riff and when the guitar solo kicks in at a the 2 minute mark, yes I have said it many times and I will say it again, when a guitarist can pull off a massive solo like this one he becomes a musician because it takes years of practice and dedication to such an inspiring instrument and well Michael Hotho it shows, you my friend are an amazing guitarist and I can only say thank you! This song is seriously cool and needs to be played at full volume to truly appreciate the intensity of this song.
The next track is "Thank God For The Astronauts" I love this song and it is my favourite on the album, the start creates this amazing wall of sound that builds and the vocals are a standout on this track Tyler Brown's voice is so strong I love it! The song is a welcome reprieve from the previous tracks it is a slower song put still has what I call the "Wall of Sound" great track.
The next track is "The Afterthought" It starts at the same frenetic pace and the vocals and lyrics on this track are awesome, I especially love this song for the way it ebbs and flows so easily, the musicianship is brilliant on this song. They create this great atmosphere and lyrics tell an awesome story this songs just leaves you wanting more. I think this is my new favourite song! I found myself putting this song on again and again.
The last song is a cover of 5SOS called "Everything I Didn't Say" I like the song but nowhere as much as the bands original, It does however showcase the great vocals of Tyler Brown, the track was great in parts I loved the guitar riff but for me I preferred the original songs they seemed to be more raw and powerful than this cover.
All up I am giving it 4 shots of whiskey out of 5. It is an awesome E.P. from an amazing three piece band and I loved it, they are hell talented musicians and this deserves to be in your collection. It is great songs, great vocals and lyrics and awesome music, this is a lesson in the power of music and when you listen to this you will be taught what great music should sound like not the pop-crap you get fed on the radio, Well done guys I look forward to your full length album. If you want more info check them out here.You can download this E.P. here.
Till next week
Peace out my bitches