Review Summary: Overall a good effort by Farewell To Freeway.
I find when it comes to metalcore, there's really nothing new a band can do to set themselves apart. So I've come to the conclusion that if you're going to do metalcore (especially melodic-metalcore) you need to be able to do it damn good in order to stick out. The problem is most bands seem content just churning out the same cookie-cutter style and sound and coasting along. Farewell To Freeway don't do anything overtly convincing on their latest album "Only Time Will Tell", in fact it's much of the same melodic-metalcore we've all grown accustom to over the years.
That said, this is it's actually pretty good. Especially when you compare them to the horrid mess currently running the genre (Asking Alexandria, Of Mice And Men, etc). The difference here for me is without a doubt the clean singing, which are without a doubt some of the best metalcore has to offer. It's refreshing that the singing isn't nasally or forced like everything else flooding the scene right now. The other side of the coin is the screaming which is also quite impressive with a and lay a solid foundation for the rest of the band. Unfortunately the biggest drawback for me is the supporting cast isn't nearly as refreshing as the two lead vocalists, the drumming is very bland and the guitar picking seems to be flat and empty.
However, it all does come together very well in the end, turning "Only Time Will Tell" into an album worth at least checking out. It's not likely to blow you away by any means, but it definitely won't turn your stomach.
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