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Fell Far Behind

Fell Far Behind: Chasing The DreamChasing The Dream (2003)
Pumpkineater

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Fell Far Behind are sticking with the new millennium's notion that Thrice is indeed the new NOFX. Instead of an abuse of power chords, bands are now ironically wearing Iron Maiden shirts and kicking out a handful of metallic riffs and a slew of tempo variations. On the four song EP Chasing The.
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Fell Far Behind are sticking with the new millennium's notion that Thrice is indeed the new NOFX. Instead of an abuse of power chords, bands are now ironically wearing Iron Maiden shirts and kicking out a handful of metallic riffs and a slew of tempo variations.

On the four song EP Chasing The Dream, this southern New Jersey quintet combine pop-punk melodies riding on the wheels of double-bass drumming and the aforementioned guitar licks. The guys deserve some praise for their originality, but their debut is not paving any roads.

Vocalist Mike Hak needs to work on the presentation of his voice. While the band is playing with a significant mix of energy and aggression he's singing a laid back style akin to Scott from Rufio. On the disc's final track "Simple Wishes," all members meet at the same intersection and display the true potential of their sound. The metal guitars aren't overbearing, but rather, they blend into a rhythmic tempo fluidly with the thumping drums and soft vocals.

More practices and time in the studio can only help a band, so keep an eye on Fell Far Behind when they are ready to release a full-length album.

 


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Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

wow this site has some serious hate for this band and I don't blame them. I mean, who could possibly like a band with a singer who can actually hold pitches and create a melody. We want more mono-tone screams! Yeah! now thats what the kids want these days. And what person could ever be iterested in guitar players that actually have a hold of their instruments. This band does need more practice as this review stated in it's last sentence. Get rid of those harmony guitar lines and clean vocal melodies. Stick to four chords and screaming! yeah, that will definitely score them a fan base. You people are idiots.

punkcorekid (December 8, 2004)

damnit, i do realize that.

Anonymous (December 8, 2004)

DO you realize that realized is past tense?

randomdipshit

punkcorekid (December 8, 2004)

do you realized you said they rip off thrice, then said they deserve some praise for their originality? just wondering.

Anonymous (December 7, 2004)

this album cover looks like dillinger four's "midwestern songs of the americas" album cover.

Anonymous (December 7, 2004)

yeah pumpkineater signs some really awful bands. They are trying to be trendy but like, find the worst bands to do it. At least drive thru gives their bands a polish up. Pumpkineater just lets the bands suck and they make like 4 bucks off them. Fuck this band, and Fuck this label forever!

theundergroundscene (December 7, 2004)

Punpkineater is SUCH a bad record label. There's not an enjoyable thing on there. I used to know one of the guys who ran the label (he has since jumped ship) and he had the worst musical taste in the history of the world.

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