Conduit - Fear For Those Who Missed It

Published Monday 28th June 2010
Conduit - Fear For Those Who Missed It
Conduit - Fear For Those Who Missed It

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 93716-16556
LABEL: Whirlwind WW017

Reviewed by David Ashley

This is the album followers of the Nuneaton-based melodic hardcore band have been waiting for and they certainly deliver with their debut. There are one or two touches that let this album down. The vocals are brilliant - but the screams sound rather contrived. The songs are by and large really strong, but a few of the jumps between style or tempo don't quite come off. But on the whole, guitar maestro Jeff Scheetz' production is excellent, while the band lay down a benchmark for future British hard music acts to step up to. There are some really solid songs here. "I Am The Moth" is a particular highlight and tracks like "Look To The Skies" open with incredibly clever layers all bled together skilfully. Overall, the ideas are innovative and well presented and 'Fear For Those.' is drenched in beautiful melodies the likes of Jimmy Eat World would be proud of. The album is ambitious and maybe that's partly why it has slight weaknesses - but it is still highly enjoyable and the strengths far outweigh the downsides. It's exciting to see writing and performance this strong coming from a UK act.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Seize The Day (Don't Smash The Jar) [Listen]
2. And Then There Were Four [Listen]
3. I Am The Moth [Listen]
4. Onwards And Upwards [Listen]
5. Snakes And Ladders [Listen]
6. Anchor [Listen]
7. Architect [Listen]
8. Look To The Skies [Listen]
9. Desperate Beloved [Listen]
10. Finding Charis [Listen]
11. Stumble, Fall, Flick The Switch [Listen]

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