Release Date: 01/05/2020
Record Label: Unsigned
For Fans Of: Knuckle Puck, Mallory Knox, Tiny Moving Parts
Ferocity by name, ferocity by nature. Break Fate deliver a collection of 11 rock anthems that never try to be anything other than what they are. The unsigned three-piece consists of Mashana (vocals), Ricky (guitar), and Oliver (drums). It’s worth noting the names and faces of those in Break Fate because if Ferocity is anything to go by, there’s a hell of a future ahead for these guys.
There’s a rawness to Break Fate that is so appealing in a day and age in which many bands are regurgitating similar material each album cycle, while others are trying to infuse all genres together. Listening to the release it has the feel of early Mallory Knox, Pilot EP era, and that can only be a positive. The powerful ‘Broken Key’, the angsty ‘Fire’, and the meaningful ‘Out Loud’ particularly have this vibe to them. Like all the tracks on Ferocity, there’s a conviction within their performances that signifies a band mature beyond their years.
Lyrically it is hard to fault Ferocity, with a terrific blend of anthemic choruses and moving intimacy. ‘Ender’ is a wonderful track that is bursting at the seams with feeling, so full of emotion that it can be felt with every note. For those reasons, as well as the feel-good empowerment running through its veins, it’s the standout song from the release. Break Fate say this album is about coming-of-age, and nothing captures that quite like ‘Ender’.
Break Fate have released an album in Ferocity that offers a glimpse at their potential and provides us with some solid rock songs that are a pleasure to listen to. The theme of Ferocity is coming-of-age and self-discovery; it feels like Break Fate as a band are on that same journey themselves.
Recommended Track: ‘Ender’