Review: Fit For a King - Slave to Nothing
- Artist: Fit for a King
- Album: Slave to Nothing
- Record label: Solid State Records
- Release date: October 14, 2014
- Track listing:
- "Kill The Pain"
- "Young & Undeserving"
- "Slave to Nothing" (Feat. Mattie Montgomery of For Today)
- "Break Away"
- "Selfish Eyes"
- "A Greater Sense of Self"
- "Forever Unbroken"
- "Cleanse My Soul"
- "The Final Thoughts of Dying Man"
The highly acclaimed album starts out with the song, "Kill the Pain". This brings a brutal entrance for the album, with awesome lyrics such as, "Sit back, and watch me die!" Cause that's real uplifting (no it's not, just brutal).
"Young & Undeserving" has more clean vocals than unclean/harsh vocals. But those cleans are amazing! As are the harsh ones but, as I mentioned before, there aren't many in this song.
The next song is "Slave to Nothing". This song is so popular, it even got a Wikipedia page for it! It might have something to do with Mattie Montgomery of For Today... Still, an amazing song! And clearly a ton of people agree!
"Break Away" is definitely a brutal song. "Serpent, burn in Hell!" Is such a brutal line! It seems like a straight forward 'To Hell With the Devil' kinda song.
"Hooked" is the first song that I ever heard. And it blew my mind! Not the best music I ever heard, (sorry, I feel the Cleans were a little sketchy) but it is still awesome!
"Selfish Eyes" is more of a clean song. It's kinda like that A Plea for Purging album with Blake Martin's songs (see review here). It's a decent song. That's all I can say.
"A Greater Sense of Self" is a good song. It has its average moments that sound like the rest of album but it's still an ok song.
"Forever Unbroken" has a cool intro with digital synth and the off beat drums, which has a groove metal beat. It's pretty sick song! 'Forever Unbroken!, Forever Unbroken!' Amazing line! This song is sick!
"Impostor" is one of your average melodic metalcore intros. I like in this song where the unclean vox mix with clean ones! It makes it sound a lot cooler, and makes the album sound a lot less generic.
"Cleanse My Soul". Kind speaks for itself doesn't it? It starts out with some nice cleans, and then come in the Cleaners. Or rather, the UnCleaners. Its a rather pretty song.
And finally, "The Final Thoughts of a Dying Man". This song has very melodic intro like "Impostor", with the brutal vox coming in. It even brings in a Nu-metal feel, in the middle! And after that, the clean singing comes back. More brutal vox, more pretty parts with less Nu-metal, more harmonising.
People said that Slave to Nothing was probably FFAK's best album. And I would probably agree, had I listened to more FFAK albums. (sorry fans, I have focused on other bands)
For those Who Like: For Today, What We Do In Secret, Saints Can Lie
- Ryan Kirby - Harsh/Unclean Vocals
- Bobby Lynge - Guitars, Backing Vocals
- Ryan "Tuck" O'Leary - Bass, Clean Vocals
- Jared Easterling - Drums
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