Fireflight
Now


2.5
average

Review

by pizzamachine USER (211 Reviews)
March 11th, 2012 | 53 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: After three solid hard rock albums in a row, Fireflight have finally flopped.

Fireflight have been nothing but a consistent hard rock band since The Healing of Harms, and it seemed unlikely for them to ever fall. With powerful choruses, recognizable melodies, and strong lead vocals from Dawn Michele, the band have been a force to reckon with in the Christian hard rock scene... until Now. Overly dramatic statements aside, Now is a serious step down for Fireflight. Dawn’s vocals are as impassioned and excellent as ever, but Now pales in comparison to their previous efforts. The album isn’t completely useless, but the band have effectively doused their flame, and thus it’s really, painfully boring.

Fireflight have pulled out the old “mature” card, and while some may be fooled by their poker face, I’m not buying it. A shift from hard rock to bare-naked alternative rock may win over some new audiences, but Fireflight are effectively shunning their longtime fans. The occasional Breaking Benjamin or Red rip-off riffs are barely assurance considering the otherwise squeaky cleanness of this drab radio rock. Simplistic to a fault, everything that once made the band powerful is now ineffective, inexistent, or heavily dampened. Unfortunately, Now suffocates from its generous use of ballads therefore often sounding like an ordinary worship album, which isn’t bad, but it takes them down a few notches in originality. This is incredibly average stuff.

Ultimately, Now is too frustrating to give good marks to. Fireflight have the potential to be so much more, and a collection of weak ballads is exactly the wrong direction for them. It’s not a question of whether it’s good, it’s a question of whether it’s boring, and this album is the latter. Although the band occasionally pop their head up with some rocking songs, a few great tracks cannot save this unoriginal plummet into muddy waters. At this point there is only one thing to do – forget that this ever happened.

Recommended Songs:
- Stay Close
- Stronger Than You Think
- Now



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pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Pizzamachine is disappointed.

Tyrael
March 11th 2012


20948 Comments


Alternate summary: after 3 painfully average hard rock albums in a row, Fireflight have finally reached the ultimate level of suck

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pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Heh, I thought you might.

JSupremacy
March 11th 2012


30 Comments


Sadly I'm disappointed as well man. For Those Who Wait is in my opinion when they peaked. I definitely agree with your points in your review. Pos'd.

Maniac!
March 11th 2012


26257 Comments


Shitty band releases shitty album

Tyrael
March 11th 2012


20948 Comments


HOLY SHIT

Willie
Moderator
March 11th 2012


16133 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I heard the first three songs and liked the change.

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Maniac!
March 11th 2012


26257 Comments


"HOLY SHIT"


I c wut u did thar


ChuckyTruant
March 11th 2012


15725 Comments


Commence talking in 3rd person.

ChuckTheMan is frazzled after reading the review

pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

How art thou frazzled good sir?

greg84
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2012


7433 Comments


They play hard rock and I've never heard about them. Strange.

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pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

haha you can't know ALL of them!

greg84
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2012


7433 Comments


It may only mean they've never been very good. Check out Greenleaf.

pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I've always liked this band, but they're kinda nostalgic for me. Alright, on to Greenleaf!

ChuckyTruant
March 11th 2012


15725 Comments


Idk pizza just wanted to say somehing in 3rd person haha

bloc
March 11th 2012


35010 Comments


Band's always been a flop. Unbreakable had a couple of decent tracks, but at least the chicks r hawt.

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AlexTM510
March 11th 2012


1404 Comments


Band's always been a flop. Unbreakable had a couple of decent tracks, but at least the chicks r hawt.


ditto

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Acanthus
March 11th 2012


9545 Comments


Was curious about this, now I know.

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
March 11th 2012


7433 Comments


Change: "everything that once made the band powerful are" to "everything that once made the band powerful is" Otherwise, good review. Pos'd.

pizzamachine
March 11th 2012


12571 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks, fixed!



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