When Call of the Fallen began writing their songs in early 2012 they all felt there was something looming in the air at the Fallen rehearsal studio, and it wasn’t just the smell of sweat and spilled beer, but something much more. A hunger, a need for a creative outlet and a want to leave everyone breathless in their wake.
“In the past I have started metal bands, rock band and punk bands”, recounts lead guitarist Ben "sickboy" Griffin. "But this time, I just set out to start a band and see what would happen from there!”
What happened was a soul pummeling array of in your face metal riffs dressed up with smooth duel guitar leads and a punk rock back rhythm. When Call of the Fallen is asked what genre they consider themselves, you will get a different answer from every angle. It is mostly summed up by the question,
“Does pop-metal make sense?” asked by newest member to the band bassist Chris Hattery.
The band set out to be aggressive and catchy and all of that can be felt through the tattered lyrics of "Screaming Suicide" and "I am Everything". Frontman Josh Winters touches every aspect of life from growing up, to relationships, to just being fed up with all that surrounds you. Every drop of sweat captured on "Life Worth Living" burns the earth with its searing guitar intro and bitter words of mistrust.
Guitarist Bud Knapp once said, “If it isn't fun then people won’t be interested and if they aren’t interested then neither am I.”
But through all of the swirling punk and metal melodies the band does not have the fear of showing a tender cheek in the power rock tune "Turn, Fade and Fall". Vocalist Josh tells a story that touches on the boundaries of life, death and sanity. If high energy is what you are looking then "Fight This Time" will definitely get your heart pounding with its punk influenced interlude and circle pit chorus. Drummer Brian Hale will always be willing to let you know this is his personal favorite song.
Call of the Fallen plans to be sharing their music with the world in late summer 2012 and has plans of recording this winter. You can bet that the five members of this band will be sure to give you 100% at every performance and will not leave a single note without a bead of sweat dripping from its core.
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