The Fear of Forever

From Tomorrow is an independent metalcore band that released their second full-length album, The Fear of Forever, in April 2010. They have done shows with some big name Christian acts like Underoath, A Plea For Purging, and The Devil Wears Prada. Their sound could be described as a mix between Underoath, The Chariot, and Joy Electric. Some may say their music pulls too heavily from the new Underoath sound, but I disagree! From Tomorrow was able to bring a nicely produced, well-performed album to the indie core” scene two things which are often lacking.

I usually don’t point this out but the first thing that caught my eye was the incredibly cool album artwork of The Fear of Forever.

The music really stands out from most metalcore acts out there primarily due to From Tomorrow’s electronic dance pop synth-filled beats (a la Attack Attack). Some metal elitists may find their music a little generic; however I foundit extremely enjoyable. It had everything I could want: amazing breakdowns stellar clean vocals and their own creative spice. Wyles the vocalist has a voice that is a mix between the Chariot’s Josh Scogin and Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan.

The lyrics are pretty deep and melancholy giving the listener some thoughts to chew on and because of his vocal style you can understand what he is saying. Wyles’ lyrics cover a wide range of topics from Brokeness to Redemption and everything in between.

Marty McFly
“Forgotten and forsaken No replacing what you have taken Now you’re gone forever I always thought that we’d be together Now I’m the one who’s left behind I’m the one who’s running blind”

This describes the brokenness inside us all and how only one person can make us right.

“The Corpse of Santa Carla” describes the need for God’s redemption within our selfishness and failure.

The Corpse of Santa Carla
“I’m not the man that I used to be There’s something greater standing before you today I know you love me just as I am Despite all my failure my selfish plans God I need you now More than ever before”

When I heard about this band I thought “not another under produced overhyped wannabe metalcore band!” I was so very wrong. After picking this album off of their bandcamp page for free (link below) and listening to it I found this album started to grow on me. Since then I fell in love with this album. From Tomorrow has crafted their own unique almost “dancecore” sound. If you had some doubts like me when you heard this band’s debut Hell or High Water I highly suggest giving this band another chance.

8/10: So with powerful lyrics accompanied by heavy hitting music this band absolutely knocked it out of the park with The Fear of Forever. Plus it’s FREE and you can’t pass that up right here!

I would like to hear your opinion on this album so please if you would be so kind leave your thoughts below in the discussion box.

Brian Morrissette