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Falling Up Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by beachdude, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    This band started in the early '00s as a pretty standard contemporary Christian rock band. Then over the years, they gradually became SO much more, becoming a genuinely thrilling progressive/experimental rock band with hauntingly gorgeous melodies and arrangements. To me this is best exemplified by their self-titled final album, released in 2015, which I truly believe is a criminally underrated masterpiece.

    FFO: Anberlin, The Dear Hunter, brilliant melodic rock music

     
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  2. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    @CoffeeEyes17 I think you'd really love the song I linked above, it's off their self-titled album.
     
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  3. SmashRipsaw

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    Man, I loved this band. I feel like they never got the attention they deserved because their first 2 albums were slightly "bro-rock." Their later stuff was so good.
     
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  4. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    Yeah I totally agree, I think both their early sound, and them being very explicitly Christian rock early on, ended up limiting the audience for their phenomenal later work. But man... what an evolution.
     
  5. I'm revisiting their discography for the first time in years. I hadn't heard their early albums in basically a decade and it's interesting how I like them much more than I did back then? It's like a mix of Story Of The Year + Skillet + early Linkin Park and early The Used at times. I'm surprised they didn't get bigger because the riffs and the hooks are there.
     
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  6. SmashRipsaw

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    They got bored with the mainstream rock sound and made a bunch of proggy concept albums instead. They definitely could have made it big with their earlier sound, but I like that they decided to get weird with it instead.
     
  7. Shakriel

    Don’t fuck with me, I will cry. Prestigious

    Yeah, I love their later albums the most, but still dig their early stuff.