FIST FULL OF LIES
This Norwich based punk-rock foursome, Fist Full of Lies, have launched their debut EP, ‘If It Wasn’t For This I’d Still Have Everything’ and from the very moment the quality and tempo of the instrumental components are unleashed, it is impressive. The only issue I have is just as the instrumental and main vocals had me drawn in I was periodically slapped by the backing vocals. There are times it fits in nicely but I often found that the backing vocals are at odds with the rest of the song, making it stand out and with what sounds like the frontman is straining his voice with the screams. It’s off-putting for me. Luckily, this is only the case for the first track; in the rest it blends a lot better and flows a lot smoother, making for a highly enjoyable listening experience. In the end, the backing vocal issue is only a niggling personal preference and, overall, I enjoyed listening to them. The highlight of the EP, for me, is ‘Bitterness Got the Better of Me’ as it’s a good example of where the vocals work really well with the flow alongside the instrumentals to produce a fast-paced and climatic end for the EP. So from what was a bit of an unsure start to an amazing finish the EP is impressive and I look forward to what the future holds for them.
IF IT WASN'T FOR THIS, I'D STILL HAVE EVERYTHING
Review by Matthew Gray
9th July 2012
2) I Am Jack's Lingering Regret
4) Bitterness Got the Better of Me
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"...from the very moment the quality and tempo of the instrumental components are unleashed, it is impressive."