A great second album
Hardcore band Fury was formed in Orange County, California in 2014. In 2016 the band released their first album title Paramount. The record brought rising success to the band due to the powerful sounds of hardcore music and the record was well-received by fans and music critics. Earlier this year, Fury released their second album titled Failed Entertainment as a follow up to the band’s first record. However, the music on this album is different because the musical composition is a bit slower when merging with the guitar riffs, drumbeats and vocal styles.
When listening to the album, it seems like Alex Samayoa’s drumming techniques provide depth to each track and this is important when the musical style of the band changes. Guitarists Madison Woodward, Alfredo Guiterrez and bassist Daniel Samayoa’s great riffs, solos and low key electric guitar playing on the record are clear-cutting and show promising hardcore values under a different tempo. The vocals provided by Jeremy Stith are powerful as well because of how he is capable of changing the range of his vocal styles and on some of the tracks, the emotions can be felt due to how he shouts the lyrics out. Also, this album displays how the band feels about wanting to be successful and they are not afraid to temporarily change the musical styles to show people what the band’s intentions are. Despite the differences of musical textures, this album is great because it displays the creativity Fury has and if fans and listeners enjoyed Paramount, they will surely enjoy this record because of the different musical style merging with the beloved hardcore music on each track.
On the album there is a song called “Birds of Paradise” and what is unique about the song is how Samayoa’s drumming starts the song off. The drumming style at the beginning of the song has more of a rocking drumbeat but through the rest of the song, the drumbeat sound becomes louder with a faster tempo. Also, when listening to the song, the rock drumbeat can leave listeners questioning themselves about what the rest of the song will sound like. Right after the drum solo at the beginning of the song, Woodward and Guiterrez’s guitar music can be heard blaring with full energetic hardcore rock riffs and those riffs alone can cause listeners to bang their heads to the music. Samayoa’s bass guitar can be heard in the background blaring low key rums to match the tempo the rest of the band is playing and if listening carefully, listeners can hear how amplified the low rumbles sound on the track. Also, Stith’s vocals are raw with great authority on this track because he is able to express himself when he sings on a higher note or when he shrieks out the music. This track is by far a great one to listen too because it does provide a promising touch of hardcore music within the rock element.
Another song which displays a dominant side of the band is titled “America” and the reason why it shows the dominant side of the band is because of the lyrics. The words of the song are filled with strong emotions as the band shows listeners their point of view on what they see in our country, while at the same time Fury is looking to find people who can love one another while our country is going through changes. The musical composition is well done on this track because the band is playing with passion and emotion due to the song’s message and Stith’s vocals are loud and electrifying while shouting out the lyrics. The guitar riffs are superior because they provide the grungy sounds listeners want to hear and the drum beats are wild with sheer hardcore and rock drum beats. This track will fill the expectations of the fans and listeners.
Also the song “Inevitable Need to Reach Out” is a great rock and hardcore song because of how well the band composed the music. The song starts off with Woodward playing a one-minute rock guitar riff then the rest of the band starts to chime in with louder musical harmony and tempo. Guieterraz’s guitar skills can be heard jamming to different riffs, Woodward does a classic guitar slide which contributes to the wildness on the track, Samayoa’s bass guitar can be heard rumbling low energetic riffs in the background and Stith’s vocals are filled with wild rage. In some ways, it does seem like Sith is enjoying himself with his fellow bandmates while singing music. Also, the whole track sounds like the band is trying to create a different form of music and Fury did a good job exploring different musical textures on this track.
Overall, this album is enjoyable because it bleeds rock and hardcore music within different musical elements. Most listeners will appreciate this record because the style of music from Paramount can be heard on this track with a mix of rock elements.