Fever – 6 song demo
Finally after all these years there’s a Dutch band courageous enough to take influences from Panic and American Nightmare with a bit of Right Brigade and write a couple of songs of their own.
Fever features current and ex-members of This Routine Is Hell, The Kid’s Crusade and Soul Power (is that still a band?) and bring a blistering, shredding demo full of teenage angst, switchblade depression and big city terror.
If you, like me, love Panic, American Nightmare and similar bands and kind of hate the fact that most new bands who compare themselves with American Nightmare actually play slow metal core with lyrics taken from a 16 year old girl’s diary, you’ll love Fever. Finally a band with fast songs, breakdowns at the right moment and ‘poetic’ lyrics that aren’t too whiny. This is the band I would have loved to do myself.
I dare say that if these guys bring mayhem live and are able to keep up writing songs like these in a matter of time we’re all in for an ep as brilliant as Sworn In’s self titled 7″.
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Even though musical the bands have nothing to do with each other I was reminded of Restless Youth after listening to this. Can’t really figure out why… Great demo!
Restless Youth? That’s the last thing I would think of.
Ex-Haribo Macht Kinder Froh! (Sorry, I just like pointing that out, teeheehee!)
The guys from This Routine is Hell is the best thing that could happen to the Dutch scene. Goddamn what a great fucking band!
Also The Suicide File comes to mind (together with the already mentioned Americian Nightmare & Panic).
Check ‘m live at the Innocent on May the 26th together with Echoes & Caught In A Crowd.
Maybe it is just me, but I have the feeling this is also a bit a throw back to the Lockin Out sound.