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Fake Idols - Witness

Fake Idols
by Aaron "Five Magics" Price at 12 January 2017, 12:44 PM

What is “Mordern Metal”? Seriously, I’ve never been able to figure it out, isn’t all Metal that comes out in modern time, Modern Metal? Regardless, FAKE IDOLS are advertised as Modern Metal, but arguably “Descending” has a bit more of a Hard Rock tone to it. Maybe that’s just because of Mr. Campbell's inclusion on the album.

Anyways, right of the bat you’re hit by “Out of Gear” which, much like a few songs later in the album like “The City’s Burning” and “Go”, comes off as almost Radio Rock sounding. The songs are kind of high speed, up tempo, move your body type of songs that youd hear every once in a while on a modern Rock station, not that there’s anything wrong with that. The only real problem is there’s nothing to really talk about with them, they follow a pretty standard formula, they’re good but could very well be bettet, but they are redeemed by pretty solid solos.

Mad Fall” is a bit of a stand out song for a few different reasons. It’s easily one of the hardest hitting songs on the album, the verses are fast and demanding of your attention. Before the second chorus, the song does a complete tempo swing and almost sounds like a completely different song. The biggest standout feature is the inclusion of Phil Campbell, who is best known for his work will a little known bands called MOTORHEAD (and they play Rock and Roll). If any song should be checked out, simply to get an idea of what FAKE IDOLS has to offer, it’s “Mad Fall”.

Modern Metal or Rock, “Descending” bridge’s that gap really well, implementing different aspects of what a lot of modern Thrash Metal bands are doing with bands that have a lot of radio play on Rock radio stations. While the album doesn’t exactly stand out and demand your attention for any one reason or another, it’s far from being a bad album. FAKE IDOLS wrote something of a “start here” album. It shows what they can do, but it only grazed the top. Start with “Descending” and if you like it, check out what they did before.

Songwriting 7/10
Production 9/10
Creativity 4/10
Memorability 5/10

3 Star Rating

1. Out Of Hear
2. Mad Fall
3. So Now
4. Sail
5. The City’s Burning
6. Silence
7. I’m A Fake
8. Go
9. Could You Bid Me Farewell
10. Prayers On Fire
11. Witness
Claudio Coassin – Vocals
Ivan Odorico – Guitars
Cristian Travano – Guitars
Ivo Boscariol – Bass
Enrico Fabris - Drums
Record Label: Scarlet Records


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