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Speakerfire: Audio AlchemyAudio Alchemy (2006)
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: greg0rbgreg0rb
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With only two years together and two demos to their name, Speakerfire, with their rock-solid proper debut EP Audio Alchemy, could fool you into thinking they’ve been at this a lot longer. Buffalo, NY’s Speakerfire (or speaker(FIRE) or SPEAKERFIRE or speaker FIRE… make up your minds guys) also have some strong words for the current state of music and this is their audio response. More about that later.
Reality and marketed television, The Internet, News Media, Politics, and even the shitty, uninspired musical trash that most listen to these days all contributes to the dulling of the human senses. And this in turn only creates more drones, unwilling and uninterested in helping to bring this planet back into a harmonious balance.This came after a detailed track-by-track description of the EP as a concept record about some sort of physical or symbolic end of the world. Whatever, I guess they are pretentious. I still like the music here though. I also found "If you want a fashion show, go to the nearest high school and scream out "Chiodos is here!!" and watch the parade of drones run" in their ‘About Speakerfire’ section. Did they just diss their recent tourmates, or am I reading that wrong?
A word of advice: Let your music speak for itself, guys. Don’t end up like the Killers thinking you’re better than everyone and publicly bashing and feuding with other bands -- it will just make people lose respect for you. Anyway, the music here is well-put together for such a young band, and recommended for trend-dodging listeners looking for spacey and mildly tech hard rock that doesn’t succumb to emo/screamo/supremo directions that it could have easily resorted to.
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