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The Fire Still Burns

The Fire Still Burns: DemoDemo (2004)
self-released

Reviewer Rating: 3


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Upon popping this CD into my computer iTunes opened automatically and prompted me with the all the album information. Only it came up as Jimmy Eat World's Salt Sweat Sugar single. Trust me, this is no Jimmy, although the band's name hints at another carbon copy of the group. The Fire Still Burns .
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Upon popping this CD into my computer iTunes opened automatically and prompted me with the all the album information. Only it came up as Jimmy Eat World's Salt Sweat Sugar single. Trust me, this is no Jimmy, although the band's name hints at another carbon copy of the group.

The Fire Still Burns hail from New Brunswick, New Jersey; I swear this is not going to be some emo or screaming outfit, so hang tight for a few more lines! Members of the group come from the ashes of hardcore/punk vets such as Lifetime, Ensign, Vision, and Ex-Number Five to name a few.

Do I have your attention now?

The past endeavors that these five men have faced throughout their musical roles play a significant element in developing their new sound. While the heavy hardcore edge akin to Ensign's Cast The First Stones is quickly hinted on "Good As New," also apparent is that gritty taste of punk rock from the shores of Jersey that Lifetime has made us feel all warm and fuzzy about. Former Ex-Number Five vocalist Alf Bartone's rile and melodic voice is the perfect choice to front this all-star cast and "November Days" allows for his aptitude to stand out and help the Fire Still Burns create a unique sound. "My Assault On The World Begins Now" highlights the maturity of the group as their talent indicates at the potential they have formulated with assaulting drums and riveting guitars supporting the stellar vocals.

While all of these songs are in demo form, it's quite obvious that the Fire Still Burns is serious and is eager to making an impact on the scene shortly. You can pick up the three song demo by sending the band three bucks (which I highly recommend) or simply listen to all of the tracks on their Myspace page.

 

 
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Anonymous (November 15, 2005)

yeah! this band rules.
i just got their new album that came out on blackout, and its really kickin!!

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

good shit.

Anonymous (March 16, 2005)

this band rocks!! i think that the music is what matters, and regardless of who the members or ex-members are and what they've done before, that demo simply rules....when you sift through all the crap that's coming out these days that all sounds the same, its nice and refreshing to hear a band like this come around and make a difference....oh also i just heard a few days ago that this demo is going to be released on a limited 7 inch on engineer records in colored vinyl. now THATS hardcore!

Anonymous (March 11, 2005)

dave wagenschutz did NOT play on either Hello Bastards or JBD. Scott "GoBots" Golley did.

and Scott played on the very 1st 7" - a classic, before the bore of Background

Anonymous (February 2, 2005)

"It's a great band name, and listen to the band first, all you cocksuckers knock shit before you hear the band. At least read the review, so you can get somewhat of an idea of what they sound like."

Read the review? Written by Capt. Faggot? NO FUCKIN THANKS BUDDY.

bizzlebrizzle (February 1, 2005)

I personally love Alf's vocals.

Anonymous (February 1, 2005)

i agree with scott.

the vocals ruin the band for me.

bizzlebrizzle (February 1, 2005)

THE FIRE STILL BURNS

THE BAND NAMES KEEP GETTING FUCKING GAYER.

Is this supposed to be some deep, badass name? It fucking SUCKS COCK.

It's a great band name, and listen to the band first, all you cocksuckers knock shit before you hear the band. At least read the review, so you can get somewhat of an idea of what they sound like.

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

THE FIRE STILL BURNS

THE BAND NAMES KEEP GETTING FUCKING GAYER.

Is this supposed to be some deep, badass name? It fucking SUCKS COCK.

kenjamin (January 31, 2005)

dave played drums on both jade tree albums and lifetime's early stuff is really good to in my opinion.

Anonymous (January 31, 2005)

dude, i am so hip i use myspace to hit on the girl from Saturday looks good to me

bizzlebrizzle (January 31, 2005)

This is a great band name, what do you only like one word band names or something?

Anonymous (January 30, 2005)

The reviewer is a fucking queer, the band name is retarded, and I have an erection.

Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

"only girls and hipsters uses myspace"

This hipster fucking scores thru MySpace. Ha! In other news, this band fucking rules.

bizzlebrizzle (January 29, 2005)

Melodic Hardcore?

Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

that gritty taste of punk rock from the shores of Jersey that Lifetime has made us feel all warm and fuzzy about.

Lifetime were good, but in no way did they qualify as "gritty punk rock." More like catchy pop punk.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

only girls and hipsters uses myspace

Anchors (January 28, 2005)

Score's for myspace.

bizzlebrizzle (January 28, 2005)

Ex-Lifetime is misleading, as the guy in this band who was in Lifetime didn't play on either of their Jade Tree (read as: good) albums.

I don't believe Dave Wagenschutz played on either of Lifetime's Jade Tree albums either, but he always gets billed as ex-Lifetime.

maverick (January 28, 2005)

Ex-Lifetime is misleading, as the guy in this band who was in Lifetime didn't play on either of their Jade Tree (read as: good) albums.

I checked this band out on MySpace and while the music's good, I just wasn't feeling the dude's vocals.

-Scott

Anonymous (January 28, 2005)

MySpace, MySpace, and more MySpace!! That's how I found these guys, and they fucking rule. Fast melodic hardcore that brings to mind all my favorite bands but sounds fresh....very cool.

bizzlebrizzle (January 28, 2005)

I found these guys through Myspace, they fucking incredible....one of the few reasons to not blow up New Jersey.

sickboi (January 28, 2005)

I'm interested.

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