This review is from: Welcome Home Armagedon (Audio CD)
Looking for a reference of what to expect from a FFaF album has always been very difficult without previewing the tracks first, on the one hand you have the storybook ye olde world format of Tales Don't Tell Themselves from 2007 or the not quite hard rock style of 2008's Memory and Humanity which are both very different to each other but equally as pleasing on the ear. This album sits for me, between their EP days and Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation - this isn't a bad thing it's just the album feels a little unfinished and lacking the studio polish of the later efforts from the band. At times it's very difficult to enjoy the little background details because of the early screamo vocals found on 60% of the output here, that said the album is still very enjoyable and there's a lot of talent to be found here.
In summary, this is an excellent album for fans, those looking for a way into Funeral For A Friend I would recommend starting with Casually Dressed first as this album feels like the successor to that record. If you're looking for musically talented FFaF rather than vocal-driven talent I'd suggest Tales Don't Tell Themselves or my personal favourite, Hours.