Beyond the Neverglades by Friendly Fire: Album Review
“Beyond the Neverglades” by Friendly Fire was released on November 11, 2022. They are influenced by old-school hip hop, Bruce Springsteen, a few Florida-based bands, and many more since they are pretty much open to all genres. Friendly Fire follows the alternative rock and post-punk genres; the eight-track triumph will groove your soul to the beats.
The first song on the album, “The Ballad of Blind Blake,” starts off with a heavy-sounding distortion riff, and then comes the punkish-style vocal. The shouting back vocal and the cool bass guitar tune with its guitar solos blend in perfectly with the track.
“Headphones,” which is the second track of this album, has the full feel of punk rock. It begins with a sustained keyboard tone and a boyish vocal, which transitions into a great guitar riff. The song has a Sum 41 or Blink 182 vibe to it, which is fantastic and brings back memories.
“Death of a Poet,” the 7th track of this album, starts with a distorted rhythm guitar, followed by beautiful guitar fingerpicking and drumming. It is an instrumental track, but there are a few words in between the song. It is indeed a soothing track to listen to.
Overall, the album’s compositions are full of dark and light sounds that merge well together to make a sad, yet hopeful, rock sound that fits the album’s message perfectly. The vocals have a lot of feelings and passion embedded in them, and the lyrics describe stories that speak openly about the listeners’ emotions.
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Review by: Peyton Davis