RELEASED MARCH 2012
CJ Snare of Firehouse may have brought Furyon's Chris Green to a larger international hard rock audience with their Rubicon Cross EP earlier last year but on the strength of this release it’s quite obvious that Furyon can stand alone in the metal world.
A hard meal riff and an almost Soundgarden meets Alice In Chains feel pervades opener ‘Disappear again’ it’s a storming way to kick off what proves to be a quality release from Furyon. If you like the best elements of grunge, crossed with a double-shot of modern metal and some great vocal and solid guitar work then these guys should be pretty near the top of your ‘bands to check out’ list.
I found myself just listening to this one a few times to let it all sink in trying to pinpoint things, and kept coming up with it’s like X but without Y and giving up. You catch certain moods throughout, the above-mentioned are certainly there but there’s elements of Crusade era Trivium without the guitar overdrive, there’s a more-metal Clutch even. But nothing nails it. All in all it’s just a damn good metal album, anthemic and with great vocals.
Our highlights are certainly opener ‘Disappear Again’ but then there’s so many great songs here it’s a tough call. ‘Souvenirs’ is a slower number of restrained power with a great lyric and the track that comes next ‘Don’t Follow’ has a real metal meets eighties rock vibe.
There are some great melodies between the screeching guitars and supercharged riffs and whilst that won’t please some schools of metalheads this is the kind of music that I can see being accessible to both metal and hard rock fans.
This is my kinda metal!
By Mark Diggins