Thursday, April 23, 2009

CD Review: Before The Fall’s Slow Decent Is Anything But Slow

Fellow New Englanders, Before The Fall, have released their latest hard-rockin' album, "Slow Decent". Before The Fall have been hailed as one of the premier Boston bands to see live. Their buzz-saw guitar sound rips through heavy drum beats with lead singer Misty Silva’s singing pulling it all together.

Their latest release is a 12 song attack that rocks. Silva's voice on the opening song "Vicious" grabs hold of you and pulls you in. Once inside, you'll be subject to deep lyrics, pounding drums, and grinding guitar solos. The songs are sung with a passion that goes to the brink of a scream before sustaining the notes. The dual guitars on the song "With You" keeps the band's edginess while hitting the solos. "Control" has the band running on all cylinders with its pulsating drums and bass groove. The dark lyrics of "Save Me" and "Vein" give way to the heavier sounding "Brutal" and closing song "Shut Up And Take It".

Before The Fall's formula is similar to Evanescence with its hard rock sound and sultry singing. If you're in the Boston area, be sure to catch their live show. The band's next show is April 24 at Maximum Capacity in Chicopee, MA. For more information about the band and song samples, please visit