Fools For Rowan’s Who Killed Amanda Day? is superior in all respects to its predecessor.
Review by R.J. Frometa
Three years without doing anything can be too much, especially if we are talking about an amazing band. However, the worst is when you hear the new release and it ends up being a waste of time… well, nothing like that came with the Fools For Rowan release Who Killed Amanda Day?
In fact, since Twisted. Tied Up Tangled, the band has matured and that can be seen from the beginning track, “Killed A Man Today.” Without doubt, one of the best intros ever made; it’s one of those songs that give you a perfect idea of what comes next. You can feel the drums from the beginning, and the guitar riffs, as always, play perfectly with Erin Mullins’s vocals.
“Refuge” is kind of a more commercial, fun, entertaining song that leaves behind the style that characterizes these guys. So, don’t be surprise at all if you see yourself dancing and singing along.
“Crave” follows the same direction as its predecessor, probably a little bit more entertaining and fun.
And then, when you ask yourself, “What happened to the heavy songs, was ‘Killed A Man Today’ the only one in the album?” the boys bring us “Chameleon,” in which the guitars get a little more powerful and the drums shine again. Just when you thought the song could not improve, appears this awesome synthesizer that merely improves the song. The only problem is that as fast as it appears, it disappears.
“You Can’t Stop Me” and “Leave” finish this record. One thing that stands out in the first track is the amazing guitar solo, played during a gig, it would not surprise me to see the crowd go crazy all of a sudden. The second marks the end in a very quiet way, something probably to calm down the listeners, with only a guitar and the Mullins’ beautiful voice.
In short, Who Killed Amanda Day? is superior in all respects to its predecessor. Visit www.foolsforrowan.com for more info on tour dates and ordering the album.