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Solid follow-up album,
This review is from: Life Processes (Audio CD)
Forward Russia follow up their immense first album with a solid album which sees them tone down their distinctive noise slightly, possibly to have their album to be more widely accepted.
The sharp guitar riffs still exist , as do the excellent drums but very rarely does Tom scream in the way that dominated in the first album. "Bring Me A Wall" excelled in bringing euphoric choruses from an ocean of noise and it is these choruses that FR have built "Life Processes" on.
If you like the first album for its obscure time signatures, epic guitar and drums and generally wild air, this toned down second album may disappoint. Having seen FR live when promoting "Give Me A Wall", I can't imagine Tom's crazy on-stage antics going along with these new songs.
Listen to "Don't Reinvent What You Don't Understand" for old school FR and the new single "Breaking Standing" for an example of their new direction. Best song for me is "A Prospector Can Dream".