Trending Single Reviews: Further Seems Forever, Inhale Exhale, The Secret Stateby Ryan G on Sep 12, 2012 • 11:17 pm 2 Comments
Further Seems Forever – “So Cold”: The emo-rock quartet is back with their original line-up – remarkable considering vocalist Chris Carabba is primarily known now for his far more successful project Dashboard Confessional. As someone who was late joining the FSF party (I only knew songs well from their latter two vocalists) I wondered what I would hear. Never fear – FSF is back! Vocals are passionate and this song will fit right in with the classics, no matter what era of the band they come from. Carraba’s strangely optimistic cry of “Soooooo cold!” will echo in your head.
Inhale Exhale – “Low”: This is the lead single (and soon to be music video) from the as-of-this-posting yet to be released Movement, the band’s debut LP on Red Cord Records and their first since their final Solid State Records LP Bury Me Alive. “Low” is a fun song, but it doesn’t reach the outrageous brutality of my personal favorite “A Call to the Faithful.” It doesn’t stand out as immediately catchy, but it gets the job done. Not every metalcore song needs a monster hook. Vocalist Ryland Raus has as versatile a voice as ever, which in and of itself is noteworthy. I wish Brian Pittman (ex-Relient K) would come back for the sheer novelty value it would bring to the band. You can get the song for free on the free Red Cord Records Sampler, linked at Indie Vision Music.
The Secret State – “The Biggest Mistake”: Ooooh! A band I’ve never heard of with no prior discography on Spotify with a single going for adds at top 40 radio? I’m intrigued. This band sounds like a more mainstream Paper Route mixed with a bit of Linkin Park. I’m digging the track! Let me check out their Facebook page - Wow, under 1000 fans! Gutsy to pitch these guys to the big leagues right off the bat. Obviously someone important somewhere sees something big in them. This single has the potential to take these guys from zero to mega-hit in a short period of time…IF stations pick them up. Is the mood of the song unique? No. Does it have a lot of appeal while being dang catchy? You betcha.
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