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Bloodline [edit]
by Echoes The Fall | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: September 08, 2009
 

Arizona is known for amazing rock formations such as The Grand Canyon and Sedona’s Red Rocks, so it’s no surprise that Echoes The Fall, an amazing “rock formation” in their own right, calls Arizona their home! Formed in 2005 by brothers Mitch and Mike Gable, ETF started writing songs and released their first demo entitled Someday Soon E.P. Fan response was quickly overwhelming, making ETF a Phoenix favorite.

Over the past 4 years ETF has developed a storied live performance history appearing with rock headliners such as Skillet, Seventh Day Slumber, Project 86, Pillar, Kutless, Decyfer Down, RED, Brian “Head” Welch, and many more. The bands power, chemistry and maturity is evident in songs like "Break Away", "Things Will Change" and a powerful and updated version of the Rocky III theme song "Eye of the Tiger."

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01. Break Away
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02. Here to Stay
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03. A Life Less Loved
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04. Bloodline
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05. Things Will Change (This Time Around)
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06. Dirty Water
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07. Your Move
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08. Black and White
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09. Eye of the Tiger
10. Things Will Change (This Time Around) [Acoustic]
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Epic Fall | Posted September 28, 2009

With their distribution partnership with EMI, Arizona-based label VSR continues to grow its roster with the addition of the Phoenix-based hard-rock band Echoes the Fall. Earlier this month, the label debuted the band’s first full-length, nationally distributed project: Bloodlines.

The band’s musicianship is impressive: Massive, distorted guitar riffs, driving percussion and blistering lead licks characterize the majority of Echoes the Fall’s songs. That’s not to say the band is one dimensional: two of the album’s stand-out tracks are the reflective and mature mid-tempo “Dirty Water,” and the closing acoustic reprise of “Things Will Change [This Time Around].” Another track of note is the band’s inclusion of a cover of Survivor’s Rocky III, hit “Eye of the Tiger.” Each original song of Bloodlines is a solid example of how to "do" powerful modern rock, evinces lyrics of a fundamentally sound Christian ethos and has the potential to give the band a high-charting single.

The band’s blend of edgier pop/rock, rock and nü-metal, takes its cues from popular secular alt-rock bands such as The Foo Fighters, Fuel, Linkin Park, and Three Days Grace. In fact, lead singer, and primary lyricist, David Mackey’s rough-edged vocals shine as bright as anything Bennington, Green or Grohl deliver. If there's anything that this reviewer could offer, it would be to suggest that producer Ken Mary add a little less polish to the production, leaving the band's sound a tad edgier.

Fans of Blindside, Chevelle, Pillar and TFK will find plenty of reason to throw up their “rawk fists” with the plethora of potent tracks found on Bloodlines.


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Entering a crowed scene | Posted September 08, 2009
I give this CD 4 stars based on the effort it took to jump into a scene that is already crowed with well established acts such as TFK, Pillar, Kutless, Disciple, Skillet, and the up and coming Decyfer Down. Will the EtF does have their own sound, they can tend to sound like many of the bands I mentioned. "Break Away," and "Here to Stay" (the beginning two songs) are evidence of that. However, it is the lyrics and the vocal delivery on "A Life Less Loved," and the title song "Bloodline" are what make Etf different. I enjoyed this album, but mostly because it is not any different that what I listen to. Great addition for the fans of TFK, Pillar, and Decyfer Down.

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