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Frank Iero and the Future Violents have served up an absolute belter with Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place.
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The EP is an extension of the band’s last LP Barriers and it clocks in at just under 20 minutes. Don’t let its short and sweet nature fool you though, it brings about a ferocious, emo punk energy that’ll have you stomping around like nobody’s business.
With a sense of dualism at its core, the four-tracker is both crushing and contemplative. Record opener Violence kicks it off with high energy riffs. Iero is in his finest form here, his vocals the perfect accompaniment for impassioned lyrics like “Your violence feels like kisses to me, your silence makes it harder to breathe, your distance feels like I’m not enough … I need your touch.”
Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place is a tantalising piece of work and it’ll surely leave fans begging for more.
The following track, Sewerwolf, starts with a bang and keeps the heavy vibes going. Aside from the absolute killer soundscape it delivers, the track wins bonus points for paying tribute to the relationship between Iero and his son Miles, who inspired the song title. On the flip side, a cover of REM’s Losing My Religion and the colossal six-minute masterpiece Record Ender, bring the calm. It’s a wonderful contrast and puts the full musical ability of the band on display. Whether you’re looking for a song to cry to or bounce around to, Frank Iero and the Future Violents has got you covered. Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place is a tantalising piece of work and it’ll surely leave fans begging for more.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Violence, Losing My Religion, Record Ender
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