(7/10) A new album from Alter Bridge? I view on the cover told me: Wrong. This is the new longplayer of Furyon. But the band from Brighton, UK shows some musical parallels to the mighty band from Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy. The guys from the US are still a league of their own, but still, Furyon does a good job on their new longplayer "Lost salvation".
It is the second album of the band. Their debut was released in the UK in 2010 and got the title "Gravitas" before the rest of Europe could start to enjoy it two years later.
Now we are in 2015 and "Lost salvation" offers ten new songs that are quite good. The five-piece band recorded a powerful album that merges traditional heavy metal with alternative metal and some grunge. The result is an energizer that is heavy and melodic in one.
The two downtuned guitars are responible for the heavy riffs that are real headbanger stuff. To 'balance' this the vocal lines are very melodic and the hooks are doing their job too. Not to forget the rhythm section that powers very well and build a dense foundation for the music of Furyon.
Highlights on the album are slow "Scapegoat" that reminded my to the earlier Soundgarden. Also the opener "All that I have" belongs to the credit-side of the album. Melodic and hard.
The mighty "Good sky" is worth to be checked as well. It is again the guitars that make the difference. And if you want it a bit more melancholic I can recommend "What you need"; a song that has some Seattle cross-references too.
The production of "Lost salavtion" is very good. The album got a dynamic sound that has a real punch. Rick Beato did a very good job and the sound benefits the album for sure.
Conclusion: Good powerful metal that invites for headbanging.
- All that I have
- Lost salvation
- These four walls
- Resurrect me
- Left it with the Gods
- Good sky
- What you need
Label: Dream Records
Genre: Alternative Metal