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5.0 out of 5 stars
Your new best friends...., 1 Dec 2003
Where to start? These Welsh boys blew me away from the first note with their hybrid fusion of metal, emo and hardcore punk. Opener 'Rookie of the year', in my opinion one of the best on the album, has a punk edge spliced with hardcore vocals and searing riffs. Singer Matt Davies voice soars above the melodic lines in the chorus and makes this a standout track on an amazing record. Other strokes of musical brilliance include 'She Drove me to Daytime Television', 'Juneao' and 'Escape Artists never die'. The latter is a prime example of FFAF's musical genious, and also the fastest tempo song on the album. It provides Matt to throw his voice all over the place, and to great results. In my personnal opinion, his lyrics are usually of a high standard, but there is a dark edge to 'CDADIC', that was not present in earlier EPs. Matt is backed up on vocals by drummer Ryan Richards who provides the aggresive edge in FFAF's sound. Bassist Gareth Davies, brother of Matt, adds the driving force to the band and does a great job of it. The two guitarists, Kris Roberts and Darren Smith do a star performance on axe duty with Kris' soaring, fast riffs complementing perfectly with Darren's de-tuned, aggressive power chord sound.
All in all, this is the best thing to come out of Wales since leeks, and deserves it's rightful place in your record collection.