Fear My Thoughts The Great Collapse

Well, both the words great and collapse do not apply to this album as its mediocrity is terribly enjoyable. There’s not much to dislike but there isn't anything awe-inspiring either. They start with ancient Metallica riffs and build into a slower, grooved out Dark Tranquillity stylings. The insanity begins when out of nowhere they bust into insane Bodom-style keyboards, never to tread that territory again. The title track is pretty impressive in terms of writing, meaning they create some coherence as well as maintaining interest, mostly with the main Dark Tranquillity riff that haunts the entire song. It’s well paced in terms of metal: not blinding, but not candy coated, mid-tempo In Flames riffs. The singing is atrocious, perpetuating the mystery as to why people who cannot do it are so inclined. The songs live past their lifetime. It seems the pressure to write an album over 38 minutes puts strain creativity. This is one of those heavy metal party albums that would probably please anybody just because of its traditional yet faster leanings as well as its ability to sink into the background. To sum it up, FMT are authentic Killswitch Engage, meaning, they’re actually from Europe. (Lifeforce)