July 27, 2016

Fury - Paramount (2016)

This is a guest post by Dan, author at the Southside Holdin' blog. Check him out.

Paramount has arrived and Fury are here to kick down the damn door. While I have been aware of the band since their inception in 2014, I’ll be the first to tell you that I am very guilty of sleeping on their past two releases. This is a tried and true hardcore record, and it grabbed me in a way that contemporary hardcore LPs have failed to do in the past few years. It’s possible that I’m just in the mood for this sort of thing, but man did this record hit the spot!

I can hear Burn, Turning Point, and Uniform Choice in their sound. Make no mistake – Fury’s sound is actually quite unique and remains surprisingly musical considering that this is a record that is not afraid to pummel you. The passionate vocals, metallic, palmed muted riffing, and dynamic drumming combine to form quite the tour de force. Not to mention the songwriting is excellent. I especially like the way the songs are woven together to really flow cohesively. A strong contender for album of the year.