Album Review: Fastfall // Tell the World Your Secrets
5 stars our of 5
Local post-hardcore band Fastfall impresses yet again with this monstrous five-song journey, with vocals from Johnny Snyder, Andrew John on guitar and backing vocals, Casey Valencic on guitar, bass by Joe McLaughlin, and percussion by Eli Maloney. First up is "General Kenobi," with its quick percussion and flawless guitar riffs melding together for an angsty masterpiece that demands political justice. "Shut up, I'm Up!" carries a relatable message about wasting away while coping with struggles and apathy. The call and response makes this a dynamic piece as the melody crescendos like a roller coaster of intensity throughout. "Back Off, Man (I'm a Scientist)" hits right off the bat with gruesome growls and maintains potency with high energy riffs and tight percussion (heavy on the cymbals) for this fervid and powerfully driven piece. In "Hostage," gang vocals are tastefully blended in to create a powerful flow that accents the harmonic bellows and screams from Johnny and Andrew. The sustained screams of "Chasing Fame" are the perfect end to this EP, with the verses of the song tying down the album and bringing all the energy back full circle.