ALBUM REVIEW: Funeral For A Friend - Chapter and Verse

FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND ...Chapter and Verse (Distiller Records)
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND ...Chapter and Verse (Distiller Records)
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FOURTEEN years into their existence, Bridgend’s FFAF are back with their seventh studio album.

Like its 2013 predecessor Conduit, it continues in the heavier vein which made them such favourites of the post-hardcore scene of the early ‘00s.

Only two founder members remain, and their major label days might be behind them, but they retain a loyal hardcore of fans, and you can see why.

Their music is packed with energy and aggression, and, with the exception of the acoustic Brother, delivered at full throttle.

The urgent You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself and Donny are the best moments, but fans of old – and maybe some newcomers – will find plenty to enjoy here. 7/10. GW