Funeral For A Friend - Your History Is Mine:2002-2009
What always set Funeral apart from other emo pretenders and put them up there with the mostly-stateside genre elite was the anthemic quality of their songs. Metal-influenced riffage and sparingly applied screamo embellishments support what are, underneath it all, brilliant melodies courtesy of frontman Matthew Davies. This is evident on all sixteen tracks on 2002 – 2008, from early classic ’10.15 Amsterdam Conversations’ onwards.
Emo may now be little more than a punchline, but this record chronicles the leading lights of what was once a thriving scene and reminds you of how good it could be; if the quality of the new tracks is anything to go by, it’s a ‘History’ that’s still being written.
Released: Sun 27th Sep 2009