Posted March 30, 2009
The progressive efforts of Falling Up that fans have noticed have originated from heavy rock (with the occasional rap tunes) on their debut disc Crashing to their light alternative latest Fangs. While no one expected a pure rock album from Falling Up, Fangs may take many fans by surprise by the lack of energy displayed.
Songs like “Streams Of Woe At Acheron” and “Goddess Of The Dayspring, Am I” seemed to indicate that the music would be a more organic direction but still draw from the bands very impressive third album, Captiva. However lead singer/songwriter Jessy Ribordy took the album on a very different and, depending on how you look at it, less complex journey which hit it’s lowest spots on “the kings garden” and “Magician Reversed” where the music could be seen as artistic boring or both. Fans of Falling Up are sure to appreciate “Panic and Geo-Primaries” which includes a nice throw back to Captiva, but the change was soft in origin.
One thing that we did know about the album was the lyrical direction was going to take a closer look into the ‘intriguing world of fiction and fantasy’. However the ‘vivid metaphors’ that were supposed to ‘draw poetic parallels to spirituality’ to indicate ‘unquestionably anchored in faith’ of the band was lost in transition thus Fangs has become the most vague Falling Up release.
Fangs isn’t a bad release, in fact it’s rather good but the end result is different than we might have expected. Some changes will generate a new love for bands while other changes might be setbacks rather than leaps ahead.
Full review coming soon.
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