In Fear And Faith’s Symphonies EP was, overall, a step in the right direction. Its heavy-but-also-kind-of-soft approach made for an interesting and refreshing experience. Of course, they have always been superior to most of their heavier label mates, especially in the creativity department. The question still remained however, even after the EP: Where do they go from here? The answer to that question has finally been delivered with “It All Comes Out (On The Way Down),” the band’s latest single.
The track mirrors sounds from all of their previous releases, while simultaneously managing to create an entirely new atmosphere for the band to explore. For a band that’s been through numerous member changes, it’s extraordinary to me that they can still release consistent music that isn’t stale or clichéd.
The song begins with a piano that would fit anywhere on Symphonies before erupting into a full instrumental assault. The vocals are a little overwhelming at times, but Scott Barnes has developed such an incredible voice, you can forgive a little thing like that. The musicianship, as always, is top notch; Ramin Niroomand continues to develop and clearly show his already excellent range as a writer, implementing both chaotic guitars and melodic, sensual pianos into the mix.
Once again, In Fear And Faith give us reason to be excited (or at least me; I have been called an IFAF fan boy once or twice). “It All Comes Out (On The Way Down)” is exactly where they should be at this point in their musical careers. The years and years of developing and evolving to stay afloat and relevant seem to have finally culminated, boosting the band not only into a state where they’re one of the best heavy bands on their label, but one of the best bands around.