Experimental Music Love

March 9, 2009

Funeral For A Friend – Rules and Games

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:47 am

Funeral For a Friend – Rules and Games

Oh my. Every teens favourite Welsh emo sorts are back. And who could ignore a band with such loud pop metal (petal?) aspirations. Well, the lucky. And the smart. And the deaf. I wish I was at least one of those.

Rules and Games follows all the rules of their unfortunate genre. Thrashing guitar forces out a verse of such banality that the sudden uploift of the standard pop chorus seems up there with the primal joy of the refrain from Hey Jude.

It isn’t of course. It’s vibrant burst is a simple ploy to expnad a fan scene beyond tedious metal heads, yet doesn’t save a song mired in uniformity, with market meaning more than, well, meaning.

Funeral For a Friend are the shading in a ven diagram of mediocre metal and The Jonas Brothers. This well never be a good thing.

Release Date: 23 Mar

2.3/10

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