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Funeral For A Friend is one of the last remaining bastions of the British hardcore scene that exploded into the mainstream at the turn of the century. Bursting out of Bridgend, South Wales, in 2001, Funeral For A Friend were hailed as the saviours of rock music from a young age and given the task of re-energising a scene in desperate need of fresh blood. They are veterans, in many ways, but ... Read more in Amazon's Funeral for a Friend Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Jun. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B0009F2BNK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,498 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Funeral For A Friend Hours (Parental Advisory) [Pa]

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The second album from Funeral For A Friend confirms that the spirit of emotional hardcore is alive and well in the valleys of South Wales. Hailed by the band as a darker follow-up to their 2003 debut, Hours strays from the time-honoured boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl template, with vocalist Matt Davies tackling topics like domestic abuse, alcoholism and the death of friends on tracks like "Roses For The Dead" and "History".

Somewhat disappointingly, there’s less vocal input from drummer Ryan Richards, whose gutsy death-metal howls always proved the perfect foil for Davies’ sensitive, pitch-perfect tones. It’s not quite enough to unbalance Funeral’s perfect balance between sweetness and savagery, mind: for every "Drive" – a chiming, lighters-out moment that sounds unnervingly, towards the end, like Bright Eyes – there’s a raging, thrash-tinged "The End Of Nothing" that reminds you exactly why Funeral For A Friend are still more vital, important, and plain enjoyable than 95% of the other nu-emo bands out there. --Louis Pattison

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Hylands on 14 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Having loved the first album so much this is probaly my most anticipated album of the year. Upon the 1st listen it appeared to be not the same funeral of a friend, with no screams and not as heavy on most songs.
However the more I have listened the more I have fallen in love with this album. The catchy metal guitar riffs are still here along with Matt Davies soaring vocals. I understand the complaints about it sounding 'samey' ,the lack of screams from drummer Ryan Richards and i do miss them, but to be honest with them it would have sounded very similar to the first album.I can especially appreciate some of the more mellow offerings on the album including personal fav "History".
Overall i think it works better as a collection of songs that their previous effort, definately a much more polished and mature sound expressed in emotional lyrics.
Highlights include the 1st single "Streetcar", "Hospitality" and "Alavez" , but to be honest their isnt a bad track.
I hope fans can appreciate this release as a step foward rather than stepping back.
You gotta get this!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lust_and_lunacy on 4 Jun. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I first heard FFAF about 2 years ago. I saw the video for escape artists never die on MTV2 and was thoroughly hooked. After rushing out to get 'casually dressed...' I couldn't wait to see what the welsh lads would do next. And this is it...Hours, an amazing collection of heartwrenching, blistering, mosh-worthy anthems from a group who deserve all the recognition they've gotten over the last few years.

Classic songs off Hours include the first single 'streetcar', one of the best songs of 2005, and the beautifully moving 'drive.' There is a diverse range of tracks on here, ranging from the slow, tragic melodies to pure, heavy guitar riffs that you cannot ignore. I would recommend this for any FFAF fans, and it serves as a great introduction to their work. Oh, and if you ever get a chance, go and see them live...they're one of the most amazing and lovely people to go and witness doing what they do best...ROCKING OUT! just buy it, you need this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Smalley on 16 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is all that i expected from FFAF. This is a band that wants mainstream success and a band that wants to keep themselves a "band". They made a comprimise. At the moment, the world has had enough of the screamo-emo-core. So many bands over the last year have shown they can do it. So with this album for funeral for a friend to get the two things they wanted they had to show they could evolve but keep their mind on the music. They adjusted to keep the mainstream success, keep the old fans and bring in some new ones.
They have kept the rapid guitars and some old school riffs, keeping the british spirit whilst matts vocals both tuneful and easy on the ears adds heart and emotion to the tuneful soul of the guitars and drums.
All in all, a few listens and it hits the spot. A few more and you pick out the lyrics. It will keep you listening.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "beanhead_89" on 24 Jun. 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album is better than "Casually Dressed..." They have experimented far more and put much more feeling into this record. The lyrics that Matt Davies has wrote are very personal to him e.g. "Roses For The Dead" is about his difficulty to deal with the loss of his friends and "Hospitality" is about when he worked so hard that he put himself into hospital.

The two genius guitarists, Darran Smith and Kris Roberts have improved so much and, as a guitarist, i aspire to them for their awesome two handed tapping riffs in "Roses For The Dead" and more simply in the first single "Streetcar."

Many fans i'm sure will be disappointed by the lack of screaming, courtesy of drummer, Ryan Richards, but just listen to track "The End Of Nothing" and you will hear that he has not been totally forgotten and his drumming is astounding on tracks such as "Streetcar" and opener "All The Rage." You also have to listen to his other talents of playing piano and loop sampling on end track "Sonny."

Gareth Davies vocals are brilliant as well, especially on "Streetcar" and his bass harmony on "Hospitality" is very cool.
Many "true fans" have slated this album because of it's mellowness compared to the last album, but these "fans" obviously don't know what they are talking about:
1. All The Rage - Heavy
2. Streetcar - Heavy
3. Roses For The Dead - Heavy
4. Hospitality - Heavy
5. Drive - Mellow
6. Monsters - Heavy
7. History - Mellow
8. Recovery - Heavy
9. The End Of Nothing - Heavy
10. Alvarez - Heavy
11. Sonny - Mellow then turns heavy
So thats 8 - 3 to Heavy, some fans they are. The true fans would buy this whether it be good or bad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "angelwings_and_allstars" on 1 Sept. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I probably should've reviewed this back when I first got it when it came out, but what the hell...Hours is noticeably different from Casually Dressed, that goes without saying, but it doesn't detract from the fact that this is an absolutely fantastic album. It's a bit more mellow and as much as I hate to use the phrase 'grown up' it's the best way to describe it. Lyrics are beautiful, (but then again they always are with FFAF)and have more depth and variation in issues addressed. The thing with Hours which some fans are probably objected to is the fact that the sound is a bit more mainstream, and can be accessed by a wider range of people as a consequence of losing the screamo aspect obvious in Casually Dressed, because for some reason some people still have a problem with screaming on songs... which I personally love but that's irrelevant... Anyways, the point is Hours is different, but don't be prejudiced by that, it's a beautiful album and hasn't lost any of the energy its predecessors have. Most of the songs you'll instantly love. For me, my absolute favourites on here are All the Rage, Recovery, The End of Nothing and Alvarez, admittedly, I'm not too keen on History but that's the only one i don't really like, the rest are excellent. FFAF have been around a while and now are getting more well known and getting the recognition they deserve. Great band, yet another great album. Buy it if you havn't already...
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