Today more than ever, a band doesn’t survive nearly 10 years in the volatile music business without overcoming their share of adversity. Yet for Ridgewood, NJ-based Senses Fail—now about to release their fourth full-length—weathering the storm of recent years has been an empowering journey of self-discovery, that’s only left the group in a stronger, more confident place. The end result of that voyage is The Fire, an album that captures Senses Fail at the absolute top of their game, playing as if their lives depended on it.
Packed from front to back with explosive, high-energy riffs, thundering rhythms and singer Buddy Nielsen’s introspective, unflinchingly honest lyrics, The Fire is yet another milestone for a band with a truly impressive discography of post-hardcore scene staples. Although the group once again chose to head to Baltimore, Md., to team up with longtime collaborator/producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive, Cave In) at his famous Salad Days studio, there’s a perceptible intensity to The Fire that sets it apart from Senses Fail’s past works.
“It doesn’t sound like we’re trying to compete with what’s out there now, and it doesn’t sound like we regressed,” says Nielsen. “It just sounds like what I think people want Senses Fail to sound like. Being able to play music doesn’t last, so you better fucking enjoy it while you have it. I needed to do this album personally, and I gained more from this than any record I’ve ever done. That’s enough for me.”
Artists similar to Senses Fail include: Hawthorne Heights, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Saosin, and Underoath.
Tickets go on sale Thur, Mar. 8th at 10am and will be available at The Top Hat, online or by phone at (877) 987-6487. All tickets are general admission standing room only with limited bench seating available on a first come first served basis.