Review Summary: A quality self-titled album. Unusual, rhythmic, interesting and catchy.
Vocals- Renny Carroll
Rhythm Guitar- Jack Mackrill
Lead Guitar- George Lenox
Bass- Kevin Yates
Drums- Sam Curtis
Forever Never provide an interesting album for the metal/metalcore community. Using screaming and melodic vocals and unusual and creative tempos. Forever Never may not be well heard of but provide an interesting listen with a quality and thoughtful blend of time changes, guitar tunings, pop, rock and jazz influences.
A highlight of the entire album is the vocal lines. Carroll includes harsh screams combined with clean, smooth melodic lines. These vocal lines are some of the most melodic features of the album as the guitar lines are mainly rhythmic following the bass and drum-lines.
Most songs of this album are not overly fast-paced but remain highly catchy, though the bouncy unusual timed rhythms. Stand-outs include Send Me A Sign a moderate paced six minute song, highly bouncy with many layers, with an emphasis on Carroll's clean vocals blending nicely with the rhythm changes, and phrasing developments. Also another highlight is the track Broken Kingdom, a faster-paced song with more interesting rhythms, clean vocals and more use of Carroll's screaming vocal lines. There is also more melodic lead work from the guitars in this song but they remain under the surface and are best heard in the chorus lines of the track. The breakdown also creates a 'moshing' feel that fans especially will appreciate.
Forever Never cite influences such as Michael Jackson which explains the occasional pop-influenced sections that appear in their songs, highlighted in verse lines of Eradicated most notedly in the vocals. However this band remains highly metal incorporating features such as dropped tuned electric guitars, double bass drum lines, and the use of screaming vocals.
This self-titled album shows many creative and out of the box features for the growingly generic metalcore genre, and is a reccomend for any metalheads looking for something different but still full of quality.
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