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Four Ways to Scream Your Name [Single]

Funeral for a Friend Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Funeral for a Friend's energized blend of emo, metal, and post-hardcore is created by vocalist Matt Davies, guitarists Kris Roberts and Darran Smith, bassist Gareth Davies, and drummer Randy Richards. The Welsh quintet first appeared in 2002 with a series of EPs and singles, including Between Order and Model, Four Ways to Scream Your Name, and Juneau. Such releases helped land the group on ... Read more in Amazon's Funeral for a Friend Store

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  • Audio CD (21 April 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Infectious
  • ASIN: B000092PTM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 393,402 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This Year's Most Open Heartbreak
2. She Drove Me To Daytime Television
3. Kiss & Make Up (All Bets Are Off)
4. Escape Artists Never Die

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Last year was an amazing year for Funeral for a Friend, the welsh five piece released their debut EP this August, to great response, and with the added energy of those songs live, the band built up an ever growing loyal fanbase. So, 6 months down the line, with Finch, Lostprophets, The Juliana Theory, Boysetsfire and Waterdown support slots under their belts, the band hit the studio once again, to record their second EP.
So, four new songs, and four new ways to scream names. The EP kicks off, with "This Years Most Open Heartbreak" a winding guitar sound, quickly blasting into a sharp loud and to the point intro, changing tempo again to welcome in vocalist Matt's vocals, 30 seconds into the EP and its apparent that the Funeral sound is very much still here, but they've streched the sound, and made their whole sound, so much bigger. Track two is "She Drove Me To Daytime TV" already known to most fans due to its inclusion in the live sets recentley and the fact that a radio-session version of the track was available to download on the bands website not so long ago. The track of course, to people who have heard it will sound very similar, but alot cleaner and polished. The studio version of the track, allows depth and a new soundscape into the track, and the results are capable of blowing wax right from your eyes. Third, is "Kiss And Make Up (All Bets Are Off)", the only track on this EP that wasn't played on the recent Waterdown tour, but don't take that the wrong way, this track is a beauty, and does for this EP what Juno did for the other, adds that little bit more melody, but still keeps the overall sound of the EP. And its "Escape Artists Never Die" that ends this EP, the set closer on the recent tour, and a beauty at that. "Escape Artists...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Britains finest post hardcore outfit 16 April 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the first time i saw this band (at k-fest) they blew me away. The violent screams of the drummer and melodic vocals from singer Matt, penetrate your soul with harmonies and animositaic music anyone would enjoy. If "Between order and model" was to your liking then this second offering from the welsh five-piece will blow you away. Definitely one of the bands to watch out for in 2003, live and on record. Brilliant.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Twysta
Format:Audio CD
This is the second EP to be released by the Welsh quintet Funeral For A Friend.
And if you've already heard the first record then I'm sad to say that you aren't guaranteed to like this record.
However, that's only from what I've heard from a small pocket of people, most people love it. I know I do. This record is AMAZING.
It sounds more polished than the first record... There's a more kind of professional sound to it. It's also more melodic than the first EP.
The 4 tracks on it are stunning.
It starts off with the heavier songs on the EP "This Years Most Open Heartbreak" which is stunning and finishes with the melodic and brilliant "Escape Artists Never Die".
The track "She Drove Me To Daytime Television" is catchy as hell and like every other track has amazing guitar riffs.
The lyrics for every song is just genius as is the whole entire music for the songs itself.
Funeral For A Friend have a style which is truely their own... and if you like bands such as Thrice, Colour Me Dead, Aconite Thrill... and maybe even Dark Tranquilty (if you like the guitar riffs) you'd be a fool to miss out on this band.
There's lots of guitar riffs throughout courtesy of two guitars, and well tuned vocals. Well worth the price in my book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best record in 2003 8 April 2007
By K. Han
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
1) This years most open heartbreak:8/10: this really is a great song. it begins with fast hard hitting guitar/drum work and frantic screaming then as the guitars soar the melodic sound of the lead singer breaks through in the chorus. the song ends in an amazing bridge that will have you chanting "we will never be the same, the same old songs on a brand new stereo."

2) she drove me to daytime TV:10/10: again an amazing song that seems on a lighter more catchy side but still encompasses the hardcore screaming and excellent fast paced guitar work of the first track. The singing in this track really did blow me away;

"so turn your camera away from meee, spill your guts in 8mm"....amazing. probably my second favourite track on the album.

3) kiss and make up (all bets are off):9/10:yet another fantastic track which seems slightly popier than the others but is still powerful. An excellent track over all.

4) Escape artists never die:10/10: Definately the best track on the whole EP and possibly one of the best songs i have ever heard. This is an epic, powerful, amazing track it is both heavy and melodic with absolutely fantastic lyrics. "the red poison of your lips, the red poison of your eyes is where i kiss the blood from" is the opening lyrics and they just get better. The bridge of the song is absolutle musical brilliance "please some one help me, i'm dying here in front of you. please someone help me i'm dying here in front of you. with a hundred thousand lights timing is every thing, timing is everything to me." This song really is amazing, so good infact that i can't find the words to describe it to even a tenth of its true greatness.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Brilliant
This is their best EP out of the two they have released. It still has the intricate guitar riffs and amazing vocals of the first release, but this one has a more polished sheen to... Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2004 by F4AF fan
5.0 out of 5 stars BUY IT NOW....DONT EVEN THINK,JUST BUY IT!!!
this second release from the most amazing emo-core, whatever you want to call them, band is a must have for any cd collection. Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2003 by Jonathan Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius.
When I first heard "10:45 Amsterdam Conversation" (from F4AF's previous release) I was instantly blown away. This latest offering on their new label is on the verge of perfection. Read more
Published on 26 May 2003 by Chris
4.0 out of 5 stars What can i say?
Now this is special & what makes it even more special is that this melodic hardcore quintet are British & along with other great British bands around at the moment, things keep on... Read more
Published on 8 May 2003 by D. Franklin
4.0 out of 5 stars Destined For Greatness...
I had to give this 4 stars as it's a touch below they're stunning debut "Between Order And Model", but it is still fantastic. Read more
Published on 6 May 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars single? last i knew it was their second EP
this is truly amazing. the melody of the vocals just sucks you in, and you don't realise just how heavy it is until you get told off for playing it at work. Read more
Published on 2 May 2003 by "myincubliss"
5.0 out of 5 stars Forward-thinking hardcore for 2003
Now this really is refreshing. In a scene saturated with painfully mediocre [whatever]-core bands, it is truly exhilerating to hear some young welsh boys setting the standard for... Read more
Published on 1 May 2003 by Mr. O. T. Hutchings
4.0 out of 5 stars A firm crack in the fullsome MTV buttocks....
...I put it to you that this EP could be a turning point for so many kids out there who have to wait to see american bands to get this kind of brilliance. Read more
Published on 26 April 2003 by "christopher-piano"
4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain
Well what can I say this is a pretty wicked EP.? First of all it’s a lot more accessible than their last EP between order and model which I at the moment think is the better... Read more
Published on 22 April 2003 by "dashboardconfishonal"
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 ways to scream Amazing!
I was lucky enought to receive a promo copy of this EP through the street team the other day, and it deffinately doesnt dissapoint. Read more
Published on 19 April 2003 by K HEADLEY
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