3 Responses to Family – “Future History”

  1. progbeawr831 says:

    I was a little confused at first when I saw the name “Family”, immediately thought of the 70’s band, interesting that they chose that name for the band eh? Interesting decision. Threw me off and I’m sure I’m not the only one. Yeah quite pummeling in spots and not the band name I would have thought of for their sound. Very 90’s thrash guitar tones (a la Forced Entry) and vocally Napalm Death and Cathedral in spots depending on the era of those bands you like cuz they changed singers often. Agreed on the we don’t need another dystopian future album but this one has guts that’s for sure. Good call and review, cheers. Always great to discover new sounds!

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    • progmanrob says:

      Yes I agree, the name “Family” really doesn’t fit how they sound. Good call on the vocals. The harsh vocals on this album are quite harsh and not as “semi-harsh” as some of the bands I listed. Maybe early Mastodon but I think that’s it. I could have used more clean vocals to add more dynamics. That said, I do think this band has a bright future history. hahahaha!

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      • progbeawr831 says:

        Agreed, steamroller vocals all the time gets nauseating and mundane after a while. The whole cookie monster metal vocals went the way of the Dodo for me when I was 17 but the occasional heavy cracker vocal track is a good call now and then. No the name doesn’t fit the band but makes it all the more Proggier lol. Not a matter of growing up but grow past the obvious and make use of varying styles and sounds to your music or else get lumped in to the pile of “heard it seen it done it borrrrrrring” file right? And you collapse like a flan in a cupboard. Still I agree, they have the potential here, now to expand and utilize the technology in front of them and do good by it!

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