The Fear – Here Goes Nothing
The Fear are hailing from York, UK and when you first press play on the CD you think it’s going to be metal. Halfway through the first track I turned it up and started throw shit around the room screaming “these guys are fucking sick!”… ok, maybe that’s a bit extreme and that didn’t really happen, but they are pretty good. They’re a five piece punk rock band that breath some new air into melodic punk, and if their debut album “Here Goes Nothing” is anything to go by, then these guys will do great things.
Ok, you might be thinking that technical riffs aren’t anything new, but it defines my generation in punk rock, just like young adults with metalcore and the oldies with shit haircuts and spandex pants. The combination of metal and melodic punk rock is something that can’t be done enough in my opinion. Ok, I’m not going to sit here an write how they’re the modern day version of Strung Out. They’re nowhere near that, however, I’m pretty confident they’re getting there and in a couple of years time, I’ll look back and be stoked I was asked to review this album. So I for one will want to be one of the first to get a copy of their next album.
“Here Goes Nothing” has some good songs and a couple of great songs. “The Bitter Taste” is the first great track for me, the next is “Heavy Hearts & Bloodshot Eyes” which is catchy as fuck. “Great News For Typists” is another amazing track and for some reason it levels me out. The intro to “Losing Faith” rips it up probably just as much as the first track “There Lie Better Days Ahead”. I must admit at first when I heard this album I didn’t really know what to write at all. I listened to it a few more times and before I knew it, I was thinking fuck the review, I just want to thrash this album and enjoy it. “Here Goes Nothing” grows on you and when you have in mind the mixture of metal and punk, you get it.
Overall I would buy this album and with my gut feeling of them becoming something bigger than they think or want, I would buy the vinyl and ask them to sign it. This album is available on Spotify, which always leaves me singing “we are we are we are we are, tearing wall downs we’re going nowhere” at work.
Get the album now on iTunes.