Fury – “Failed Entertainment ” LP
The Second full-length from this Californian five-piece. A distinct progression from the short, intense bursts of energy that is 2016’s Paramount, this one rocks-out a little harder. The pace is more varied – slow at times, but not always – and the song writing has a more contemplative, brooding vibe. Similar to the hardcore bands of the 90’s, like Supertouch, Turning Point and Quicksand, they have evolved from their heavier youth-crew origins, and have learnt to utilise their energy in new, intense ways. I listen to it and wonder to myself – are these guys fans of later era Verbal Assault? Or is the similarity just one of those random musical coincidences?