Review of Funeral For A Friend's single 'Rules and Games'.
Despite their last album 'Tales Don't Tell Themselves' being their highest charting record, Welsh quintet Funeral For A Friend found themselves setting up their own label, Join Us Records, for their latest release 'Memory And Humanity'. Currently on a world tour, they return to the UK in March for a number of dates.
Breaking in with a hardcore riff, 'Rules And Games' is an adrenalized tune with an anthemic chorus guaranteed to have crowds pumping with energy. The lack of record company restraint has allowed the band to return to a raw sound, evident in abundance here, which certainly isn't detrimental and makes for their finest single since 'Into Oblivion (Reunion)'. This should see the band come back into consciousness, having seemingly slipped off the radar recently.
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