The first track ‘Pilot’ serves as more of an intro to first single ‘Half Measures’, its reverb laden guitar and thunderous drums providing the perfect prelude. It moves seamlessly into ‘Half Measures’ which packs a punch of its own, a clever mix of lead guitar riffs help to flesh out what is in essence a simple song.
‘Deathbeds’ continues in much the same vein, another catchy chorus sandwiched between crushing and articulate guitar riffs. Lyrically, ‘Lost and Found’ has a recurring theme of hope and getting through tougher times which makes for an uplifting and entertaining listen.
‘Paper Thin’ and ‘Solace And Safety’ both continue with the same frenetic pace. The former features a slightly harsher vocal sound courtesy of guitarist Scott Carey, and the mix of both vocals works really well throughout the song. ‘Solace And Safety’ is another 3 minutes of pounding drums and frenetic riffs, with another soaring chorus that we have become uses to with this Welsh quintet. It is clear that Falling With Style have a formula with these songs but it works extremely well. In a genre that is often criticised for being unoriginal, ‘Lost and Found’ is like a breath of fresh air. This should propel Falling With Style onto bigger stages and on the basis of this release, it is thoroughly deserved
’Lost and Found’ by Falling With Style is out now.
Words by Andy McGonigle (@andyjmcg87)