Released By: KURFEW RECORDS OUT NOW!!
Style: Alt. Rock/ Modern Rock
1. Not Enough
4. Too Late
5. Who’s To Blame
6. Turn Around
10. Wanna Be
Normally I don’t do reviews for albums that are more than a year or so old, as I tend to prefer doing reviews for new and upcoming releases, and usually it’s hard to add much input to an album that’s been out for a while.
Every now and then I will break my own rule if I find something that intrigues me enough. Enter CONFESSIONS, the debut album from FACES OF MARCH that was releases way back in 2008. I heard some samples of the album and took it upon myself to do a review, and I’m glad I did. I will get one thing out of the way right at the start, yes this band sounds a lot like EVANESCENCE, but honestly, I mean that in the most complimentary of ways, and I’m not for a second calling them a copycat band.
Obviously the female vocals provided by the sultry GIA is the main thing that makes me feel this way, and while GIA may not quite have the operatic range of AMY LEE, she more than makes up for it with her ability to own a song and every contribution of hers on the album is done with conviction and style. Musically the band tread the alt-rock style of others in the genre like FUEL, BREAKING BENJAMIN and HOOBASTANK, and while simplistic in it’s nature, the album is never short of something catchy and groovy, and when you put this background behind one of the finest female vocalists I’ve heard in a long time, what you get is an album stuffed with songs that are totally radio-ready, while still being heavy enough for markets other than FM radio.
If opening track NOT ENOUGH isn’t made for radio I don’t know what is, it’s definitely better than most stuff in the charts and I can see the song finding a large fan base with enough exposure. The high point of the album for me was BROKEN, a slower, brooding track that borders on gothic rock before opening up into yet another catchy as hell chorus that should be being heard on radios across the globe.
I know that radio-friendly catchy Alt. Rock isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you enjoy catchy rock music with great female vocals, FACES OF MARCH are definitely worth seeking out. Recommended.
Written by Zeezee
Ratings Zeezee 8/10