Woo! That’s it. That tingly feeling. Yet again. Hearing a brand new band for the first time, who’re unsigned but have that unmistakable quality, that undeniable potential to become something great. Musically, That Fateful Day *- one of the better-named three-word bands around and thankfully not beginning with ‘The’ – seem well-schooled in the world of post-hardcore. Well, UK post-hardcore, evidently tearing away at scraps of *Scuttle *and shards of *Kids Near Water *in _‘Drive Thru’ _*while reaching for a crossover sound that’s undoubtedly rooted in a more accessible heavy rock climate.
Indeed, plagiarising this is not and thankfully, That Fateful Day are blessed with a couple of vocalists whose effortless harmonising work astonishingly well in stand-out tracks ‘Variant’ _and _’Warning’. Vocally, TFD bring to mind a mixture of Cold *and *Lost Prophet’s Ian Watkins especially in ‘Warning’; a track that adapts the stylings of *Fugazi *to an angst-ridden template that may well have baggy-panted intentions.
It isn’t nu-metal. It could be nu-rock. But I wouldn’t be so cruel as to tag such a stigmatic inflection on a band so refreshing. Seriously though, you need to hear this band. And then tell your friends. Check out their website to hear MP3s or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free copy of this very EP.
8Mat Hocking's Score