This is one of those albums that I enjoy more and more every time I listen. Theres just so much going on here but in this case it is very much a good thing, this is one of those few bands that can actually make it work. I have listened to the album about half a dozen times already and I keep finding new and interesting things that I have missed every other time, it just keeps pulling me in.
First time I listened I got drawn in by the vocal harmonies, and they use more than just one. If you are looking for cliched 3rds and 6ths go pick up a copy of Miley Cyrus or some other such dribble.
Second time I got drawn in by the bass wah. Yes you read correctly, they use a bass wah in metal.
The third time I tried to take a step back and listen to it all as a whole, and I got thrown around in a whirlwind of influences and styles that mesh together like a well trained assault team laying waste to my mind and ears, far too many influences and styles to even bother listing on here, and it all flows together so so well.
It's not often that something like this comes along that's just SO different to what's currently going on, and I have to admit I appreciate the change. There are just so many bands out there playing it safe withing their musical genres, and that's not to say that safe is a bad thing, but I will always be more partial to safety within context- use a condom when having sex, go bareback when writing music. Fuelset went bareback on this album for sure, hell, they didn't even use lube but it's a good kinda pain and I'm already sitting here waiting for the next one!
In mid 2005 Joe Murdie and Jason Anderson fresh out of the ashes of Attica and in search for something new, came across Darrin Floyd and Tonie Pohatu, and the uncompromising and powerful all original metal outfit Fuelset was born.
Fuelset played their first live show together at Hysteria on 22 October 2005. Since then numerous live shows throughout New Zealand and Australia, as well as constantly writing new material, has seen the band go from strength to strength.
In February 2007 Fuelset entered York St Studios NZ, with engineer Andrew Buckton, to record two new tracks, 'Breakdown' and 'The Everchanging', which were mastered in Australia at Studio 301.