For The World To Sing
Like Jesus Wept
Once And For All
Where The Sun Never Shines
In My Darkest Hour
Stay Like This Forever
The Other Side
What A Feeling Like
Trail Of Tears
Home Is Where The Stars Are
|FARMER BOYS: "The other Side" farmer boys|
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
half and three years Farmer Boys comes back with another release,
the first under Nuclear Blast!!! The sound is not changed, comparing
it to the previous release in which the band mixed Nu-metal riffs and
melodic refrains! In 2000 the single "Here comes the Pain"
was a very important step for this band ; a powerful Nu-metal song
with a intense melodic and "romantic" refrain; an unusual
way to make song......and thanks to this originality , they become
very famous among Metallers!
album gets new sensations but wholly I can admit that the essence of
it is not far from the previous release. Melodies are
stronger and less romantic if compared with the previous release, but
attention.....If you don't know Farmer Boys, I underline that their
sound is completely different from Nu-metal bands like Linkin Park!!!
the World to sing" is a decaying Nu-metal song in which the I
notice a very trash sound, mixed with an evident Nu-metal
influence...and all the songs gets this kind of charm; "Like
Jesus wept" delivers a beautiful refrain in which Matthias
is able to show his deep sensibility, on the contrary "Once
and for all" is a very hard song in which the band shows all their
powerful !!! Listening to this album it's impossible not to find
something similar to the latest Dream Theater and Metallica
concerning the guitar riffs, and some rhythmic structures, but the
essence of Farmer Boys' sound are the melancholic refrains that give an
amazing taste. A different way to compose Nu-metal songs that could
find something similar with the latest Disturbed
that gets also an evident melodic touch!!! Alex Scholpp is able to
create a lot of good riffs, and sometimes I notice an evident
new-wave influence...try to listen the single " Stay like this
forever" that is full of 80's synth-effects and gets a
melancholic new-wave melody! In my opinion there are also some
mediocre songs: "Where the Sun never shines" is an example
!!! It seems one of the usual alternative rock song in which
Matthias tries to give a bit of feeling into a not particular
good structure song...
the band is able to give us very intense emotions....Try to listen
the ballad "In my darkest Hour"; a very melancholic song
that begins in a very sad way with a suffered guitar arpeggio, the
refrain gets all the lyric' sadness , and it's impossible to
not mention a singer like Matthias Sayer , that in my opinion is
more than a good singer; he's able to give a particular and personal
interpretation and I can't but admit that he gets a very personal
Boys are able to amaze us ...try to listen "What a feeling like"
that begins like a strong alternative song, but it shows a very
intense and romantic refrain......
of Tears" is a fair alternative rock song; an easy-structure
and an easy-listening refrain....the most "easy-listening"
song of this album!!!!
for me the best song of this album is " HOME IS WHERE THE STARS
ARE". It begins with a gothic chorus.....the song then gets an
unforgettable Nu-metal refrain , and its melody is without a shadow
of doubt ..one of those you can't forget!!!!!....This is the example
of what Farmer Boys are!
album closes with another fair song. A forgettable refrain, but,
in this song, I underline all the ability of Alex (guitar player)!
This album represents another important step in Farmer Boys’ career and I'm sure that all those who like a modern metal mixed to melodic visions will love it....
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