Jul 272018
 

Fades Away are back with the follow up to Perceptions and this time bring more of a straightforward alternative/hard rock approach to the tracks on the Resurrection pt. 1 ep.

Resurrection Part I opens up with a song that really confuses me.  In one sense, the opening guitar riffs remind me a bit of older Blindside and Spoken but then Dave Erickson’s vocals come in and I can’t help but hear a young Geddy Lee (Rush), which one should be able to see is a bit confusing.  The song itself alternates between the softer verse sections with primarily just drums and vocals to the louder bridge and chorus sections with loud guitars and ragged screaming added in for emphasis.  As to where this fits musically, I stick by my Blindside and Spoken comparison, so that heavier alternative with some catchy melodies and some occasional screaming.

“The Game” seems as if it will stick to the same formula and in one sense it does in terms of style but the guitars stay with the song throughout with some nice layered leads incorporated over a driving, riff and pummeling drums.  Production quality is excellent, vocals are clear, while guitars and drums are loud, nothing is lost.  I can hear everything from bands like Pillar to guitar parts that remind me of Blue Oyster Cult, so yes, it is an interesting mix. Continue reading »

May 152018
 

Minneapolis-based rock band Fades Away has emerged from a three year hiatus with a new album entitled “Resurrection Part I.” With hard hitting guitars, soaring vocal melodies and pounding drums, the album melds the genres of metal, hard rock and prog perfectly and is sure to please fans of all three. The first single from the album, “Sad State Of Affairs…” was released to national radio today.

After years of touring and sharing the stage with wildly successful bands like Skillet, Brian “Head” Welch (guitarist from Korn and Love & Death),Thousand Foot Krutch, Fireflight, RED and Throw The Fight, the members of Fades Away took a break in order to focus on family and other daily rigors of life. The release of “Resurrection Part I” heralds a revitalized direction for the band’s next chapter and, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the band awakens as a new creature – recognizable yet distinctly different. Continue reading »