Farewell to Fear was born out of the huge black hole that mainstream rock radio left during the absence of super rock stars like Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden. The band revisits that era with big rock riffs, big choruses, and big anthems for a new generation of mainstream rockers and that is just what you get with the highly anticipated new full-length album “Voices“, which will be available May 18, 2018, via Pavement Entertainment. It was co-produced with Damien Starkey (Burn Season & Puddle of Mudd) and has elevated the band’s sound.
Farewell to Fear‘s highly anticipated new single, “Underneath My Skin,” sends a powerful sucker-punch with its anthem of Love and Obsession. It’s an emotional gut-wrenching song that will inspire the devil within.
A couple of my favorite tracks of the new album are “Wake Me Up“, This track starts off with a riff by that just gives you that stink face right off the bat, it is so dirty in a fucking kick-ass way. Mike Craig vocals and the bands’ crunchy music just makes for a song that just invites you to love it. The balance between the clean singing of Mike and the screamer is perfect, one doesn’t outdo the other. “Misery” is another track that will get your blood pumping like they are going to explode out of your veins. The drumbeat in this song is so sick you just might need a doctor after listening to it. I love the blend of hard-hitting drums by Jimmy Adams and bass (Jeremy Sevens) into great crisp vocals as well. There are a few anthem type songs on this album but the one that sticks out most is “Dead Generation“, the title is dark, but the message is clear, do we want to survive the Dead Generation or stand up and take it back, but you have to fight for it or it will sink back into the black hole where it started. The album ends with “Take Me Home“, an acoustic track that is refreshing and dark at the same time, it is a great ending to an album that takes you on a rollercoaster of a ride that makes you just want to put it on repeat.
All and all… It is one masterful piece of music that has a great balance of heavy, hard and everything in between. If this is what we have to look forward to the life of Farewell To Fear, we are in for a treat, and they are on a long successful road to being rock stars for a long time. So make sure you go out and get “Voices” tomorrow!!