Socially Networked: Fall

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Fall: From Ashes

There are a few bands out there using the name Fall, but the one I’m addressing here is the group from Portland, Texas. The unsigned group doesn’t really have much information available about how the group formed, but it does outline that this is a three piece Metal act. What spurred my interest was a Facebook ad that the group’s new single was released, and featured guest vocals from Soilwork frontman Björn “Speed” Strid. Aside that new song, there are three additional songs on the player from their 2009 Demo.

First – Lullacry: Where Angels Fear

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“Yes it sure has taken a lot of time and many things have happened. Last year has probably been the best we’ve had in Lullacry, at least when it comes to vibes. And you can hear that in the album. For the first time I made the songs without thinking that I have to do a goth ballad or a rock song. We just did things more spontaneously and it led to an album that is a lot more dark, ambitious and multi-dimensional than its predecessors. We’ve also paid a lot more attention to the lyrics and the production, which is much more dynamic. It will be awesome to go and play these new tunes to people, we’ve really waited this moment for so long.” – Sami Leppikangas, Guitarist.

Lullacry is one of those bands that I can go either way with. Sometimes their releases are really good, very catchy, and rather enjoyable despite my opinion on the current state of female fronted Goth Rock/Metal acts. On the other hand, they also don’t really do much else that’s new to the style either, and that new release can really be a bore, though never really piss me off like other band releases have in recent years. To be honest, I didn’t even know Where Angels Fear was even a concept, and given the six year gap between it and Vol. 4, it’s understandable. I was shocked when the promo hit the inbox, so immediately I decided to throw it on and see what the future held for me with their upcoming full-length.

Socially Networked: Exiled on Earth

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Exiled on Earth put out their debut full-length back in 2009 on Zero Substance Records, an independent company that only put out two releases, and since has basically disappeared. But, it’s only been recently I started hearing about this group thanks to social networking circles. Today, while wrapping up a review and talking to a good friend, I noticed an ad on the right side of the screen. Caving, I went ahead and clicked on it, and was directed to a Reverbnation player on their Facebook page with a good deal of material on it.