Album Reviews

Life Like
God Fires Man – Life Like
7.5
 on
Friday, June 19, 2009 - 00:00
submitted by
Thomas

Arthur Shepherd has been a busy man since starting Mind Over Matter in the nineties. Since then he’s been involved with Errortype:11, Instruction and the band that nobody wants to sign, Gay For Johnny Depp. But it still wasn’t enough so he started God Fires Man who are now ready to unleash their second album through Arctic Rodeo on June 26th. “Life Like” is as powerful a post-hardcore statement as I’ve heard in quite some time. From opener “Kill The Pundits” right down to the final track “Let ‘Em Burn”, Shepherd along with Joseph Grillo (Garrison), Drew Thomas (Into Another, Bold) and John Wilkinson comes at you relentlessly, armed with big hooks. The production by Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Death Cab) didn’t exactly hurt things either and allows the songs to breathe before they explode and blow you right back into the nineties.