Album Reviews

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 21:09
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Canada’s Fall City Fall is one of the latest additions to the Victory roster and they will be releasing their debut full-length “Victus” later this month. It’s only 28 minutes long but hey, there’s only so much of a beating you can take at once.

The album opens with “St James”, a song that starts with a lone guitar being strummed before quickly building up to tentatively hit drums and cathartic screaming that comes courtesy of the two vocalists, Nathan Zorn and Keenan Pylychaty. It’s not unlike something La Dispute could’ve come up with.

Then it’s on to “Dissentipede”, a song that goes absolutely nowhere the first minute before completely derailing with a mathy part that does nothing but irritate me. As you work your way through the album, you’ll find that these guys throw everything in the mix from hardcore and metalcore to deathcore with some mathy and proggy parts to boot. Unfortunately it did absolutely nothing for me.

The bio sheet compares Fall City Fall to Every Time I Die, Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot and while I can hear where they’re getting this, it makes more sense to call Fall City Fall those other bands’ retared cousin. I’m sorry… didn’t mean to offend there! What I meant to say was ‘mentally challenged’.