- Audio CD (June 24, 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Cordless Recordings
- ASIN: B0019M83P2
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,236 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
In Pursuit of Tomorrow
Throw the Fight is an American alternative rock band originating from Minneapolis, Minnesota. With moderate mainstream acclaim from the EP, Throw the Fight continued to write and record songs for their first album. Receiving mostly positive reviews, In Pursuit of Tomorrow carried musical range from intense, screaming guitar melodies to classic metal to melancholy tones.
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Rating: 3 stars/5 stars
This record has an energy that you can feel right off the bat blasting out of your stereo. Track by track, they keep a level of momentum that drives their music right into your veins. "The Weakest Hour" is a fast-paced, rocking little number with a hook that will slice through you cerebellum mercilessly, leaving its catchy chorus stuck in your head for days. "His Blood, My Hands" is the same way. This track has a nice little chug-a-lug with the guitars, a big chorus, plenty of energy, and a nice breakdown...which all make for a good time in my book.
Keep going, because "Stop Yourself" and" Into The Fire" are two songs that really deserve a listen. The guitar work on both of these tracks is charismatic and captivating, and the gritty vocals fit in with their style perfectly. There is just enough variation between singing and screaming in these songs, and the music follows along that path perfectly. The rapid, hot guitar chops throughout "Into The Fire" will make you lose your sense of space and time, so be wary going in.
If, by this point, you feel drained because you've spent the last half hour kicking your crap around your room and breaking windows, do not fret because "It's For You" is a nice little tune to slow things down. While you're at it, if you are into the more low key rock ballads, "The Wreckage" and their closer, "Vital Signs," would also be good tracks for you to check out. These songs are a little more mainstream and poppy for my taste, but don't get me wrong, they're still good songs. I like these guys better when they are going balls out, but I can handle a slower ballad every now and then I suppose.
Overall, I have always enjoyed these guys. Their music is fast-paced and upbeat, and their live show is just as energetic as their music. They are in the studio now tracking some new stuff that I'm sure will not disappoint, but as for now In Pursuit Of Tomorrow is plenty good enough to hold us over. If you don't have this CD yet, buy it! Or at least visit their MySpace page and give them a listen. If you're just looking for a couple songs for your iPod, "The Weakest Hour" and "Into the Fire" would be my picks. You will see much more of TTF in the very near future, so keep listening. You won't be disappointed.
To give you an idea of what Throw the Fight sounds like, their sound focuses on catchy, upbeat riffs with clean vocals and a touch of screaming. The lyrics aren't necessarily the most original, but the sincerity is definitely there.
This record starts off fast with the catchy track "Ready For War", then moves right into "Weakest Hour" without slowing down much. The third song, "His Blood, My Hands" is my personal favorite. The insanely catchy chorus on this track is what sparked my interest in the band in the first place. The next three songs on the album don't stand out, but they each have a bright moment or two. Fortunately, the next two, "Into the Fire" and "It's For You", are both catchy and memorable enough to make up for the previous three. The closer on this album, "Vital Signs", isn't special, and it just didn't seem like the right choice to end the album with.
The bottom line: Throw the Fight demonstrates their potential on this album, especially with the songs "Ready For War", "His Blood, My Hands", and "Into the Fire", but they failed to blow me away. Clocking in at almost exactly 34 minutes, this is by no means a lengthy album either.
Overall, a solid first effort from a young band with a bright future.