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Bands to Watch #43: Escape The Fate

By on Tuesday, 18th November 2008 at 6:15 pm

They look scary and have as many tattoos as a Hells Angels annual gathering but if you have ever wondered what My Chemical Romance and Avenged Sevenfold sound like smashed together, just listen to Nevada punks Escape the Fate. It’s either emo with a set of balls or a castrated metal act, but whatever you say about these guys, you have to award credit for the sublime guitar solos, catchy choruses and generally awesome tracks that feature on the new album “This War is Ours.” They bring together big metal-riffed intros, melodic verses and double-bass breakdowns covered in Cookie Monster shouts. It sounds great.

The band met through MySpace and alright, I have never really been an Escape the Fate “fan” but I’d heard a few songs I liked such as Dying is your latest fashion & Situations. I never really cared to listen to the rest of their music though. However, every song is pure genius on the album This War Is Ours (The Guillotine II) which sounds a lot more commercial than the first record.

I will say that I think the band still haven’t peaked and there should be a lot more to come from these guys but at the moment the songs don’t sound like big hits, they still sound like a support act and not the big thing yet. Having said this, there is a bit of me that believes the next album could be the big breakthrough.

See what you think on their MySpace and be sure to check out the track “We won’t back down”.


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