Damn me, it’s bloody great to see Furyon back! With a new album and follow-up to the ridiculously superb Gravitas, it’s been three years since their debut album first introduced their stomping hard-edged rock to our ears… and they’ve just picked up right where they left off.
Lost Salvation continues in the mould of Gravitas, so much so, that with Furyon it’s pretty much a case of “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?”. Personally, this works perfectly for me. Gravitas was such a brilliant debut that Lost Salvation is more a case of the band honing their already rocking sound and shaping it into a stunningly well-oiled machine.
Matt Mitchell once again shows us that his voice was built for this kind of music. He is indeed the archetypal rasping, driving, soaring, majestic frontman that all great rock bands have. To focus on Matt , stupendous though his voice is, would be doing the rest of the guys in the band a HUGE disservice. Lee Farmery and Alex Bowen have that solid foundation that allows the guitars to dance around effortlessly, pulling some chunky, dirty riffs (the title track and Scapegoat in particular show this to great effect) and some melodically ripping solos!
The flavour of this album maintains that gritty, almost stoner like feel from Gravitas mixed with a commercial rock hook that makes them instantly accessible and eternally likeable. From the gripping drive of Lost Salvation itself, to the soaring These Four Walls that has a bloody epic chorus, to the majestic Good Sky that manages to throw a good bit of everything in together, Furyon seem to be able to turn their hand to any kind of style.
Lost Salvation is one of those albums that has a little bit of everything to satisfy your ears. It’s the Furyon those of us know and love with the icing and cherry on top. If you love yourself some gritty, hard rock with epic vocals and stupidly brilliant solos then Furyon and their latest album is for you.
What’s even better is they’re touring the UK in March of this year, so really there’s no excuse not to catch them!
Lost Salvation will be available from February 23rd
1. All That I Have
2. Lost Salvation
3. These Four Walls
5. Resurrect Me
6. Left It With The Gods
7. Good Sky
9. What You Need
Matt Mitchell – Vocals
Alex “Nickel” Bowen – Bass
Lee Farmery – Drums
Luca Faraone – Guitars
Tiago Rosado – Guitars
Chris Green – Guitars