Metalcore is one of the fastest progressive, exceedingly dynamic styles of Metal music. A great new band from this genre is Figure Four. Their blistering 2003 opus, “Suffering The Loss” [Tooth & Nail Records], is a solid work of visceral aggression. With massive, obliterating grooves and explosive rhythms, Figure Four leaves a scorched earth testimonial in their trail.
Their Hardcore roots shine through the sheer brutality. Guttural, growled vocals crown in eloquent thorns the fiery guitars and frenzied drums. Figure Four is utterly, beautifully catastrophic.
The best of these rampaging odes includes “Suffocation,” the primal glory of “Poison In Me,” “The Loss,” “Hear My Words,” “Carried Away,” and the bruising radiance of “Miles Away.” Figure Four was built to destroy, and they do it brilliantly.
In summary, Figure Four is insanely cool. Metalcore fans will be well pleased with “Suffering The Loss.” Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Hatebreed, Agony Scene, All Out War, Zao, Earth Crisis, Norma Jean, Atreyu, Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, A18, Buried Alive, Acid Bath, As I Lay Dying, Lungbrush, Hate Theory, Closer Than Kin, Sworn Enemy, Freya, Dead To Fall, Haste, Darkest Hour, Scar Culture, How It Ends, If Hope Dies, Silverstein, Candiria, Dead Horse, Luddite Clone, All Else Failed, Between The Buried And Me, Today Is The Day, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION. War.
Bill Vogel III
Email at: StrangeAeons@hatebox.net
Courtesy of Stranger Aeons Magazine.