Unfair Fight - Destruction Of Words
Written by GE 138.
My, such an angry, powerful album - I love it! :-) This follow up EP to 2012's We Are The Dead release from Unfair Fight called Destruction Of Words is nothing short of amazing. It's packed full of emotions, some good, some scary, all of them as intense as anything you've ever seen or heard, and the musicianship has grown by leaps and bounds on this release from the last one. The unorthodox time signatures and monumental momentum shifts that musically shouldn't work, but somehow do, make this album a true work of Art. Seriously. Even the packaging that came with this is spectacular, with the cover art work and the lyrics being put on display, and they're both sensational. I don't know what the lyrics mean half the time, because they read like poetry, but every now and then I get it. Love that line Seems like I've been in this place / Before so familiar yet so unsure. Le sigh. And the music? Oh my, the music is breathtaking. Opening track I'm My Worst Enemy sets the marker high and every song afterwords meets or excels beyond it. Fucking brilliant. Some songs hit hard and fast like lightning, and others make you feel like you're being run over very slowly by a steamroller, like on the start of my favorite song on here, The Price Is Blood. The give and take between Dan and Chris is one of the many strong points of Unfair Fight, the passionate, pleading vocals from Dan get perfectly offset by the angry, Fuck You! screams from Chris, like on the song Newspeak, and they compliment each other perfectly. New guitarist Derek adds some depth to the guitar sound, and the formidable rhythm section of Liz and Pete put together a chunky thick foundation of musical thunder that everything gets built on. Pete's drum lines are hard hitting and precise, like a machine, and he makes me never want to play drums ever again. Ever. There's not enough stars or thumbs up or whatever to tell you how crucial this release from Unfair Fight is. This is one for the History books. This is the best Local release of the year. Believe that.
Available from the band at every gig they play, and from Crucial 45 Records, which has no web site presence whatsoever. Truly underground. ;-) There's an unreleased song on the bands Reverb Nation page called Sleeping Through The Revolution, and you can click here to give it a listen.
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