Not to get too personal, but I can’t be the only one who’s been craving some hard-hitting, fast-paced and immersive rock for what seems like forever.
Enter For The City, a band with precisely the tools and passion required to satisfy that need for energy and volume during these extensively still, unsettling times.
Imposters is a song that kicks into gear with immediately compelling guitar work and a heavy, high-octane drum line. Nostalgia and freshness intertwine brilliantly, likely prompting the hard-rock and alternative fans to quickly turn up the volume.
Then we get the vocals, and this turns out to be a sort of pop-punk tone with metal tendencies – something like Bad Religion with a side of the more melancholic projects from Blink or Paramore. Ultimately though, what keeps you involved here is the vibe, and of course the concept; these poetic references on the depths of the human psyche and the way people behave.
Pace and unity impress every step of the way, the band clearly showcasing the best of their abilities. The structure offers everything from melody to screams to solos and an unexpectedly revealing middle-8.
Powerful stuff, an addictive track that begs for you to listen more than a few times over. Drown out the weight of the world with the energizing weight of some supremely well-crafted alternative rock. The Missouri band have done well – I look forward to catching these guys on the live scene at some point in the future.