Politically charged mathcore band FERO LUX released their sophomore album No Rest on March 25th via Iron Young Records, but, first, you can stream it via SoundCloud. The south Florida quartet has also released a defiant new music video for the first single “No Insignia,” which you can view below!
“This album most accurately represents this band in my opinion,” says guitarist David Paul. “Our politics and social issues are embodied in this album’s music and lyrics. It portrays our passion for music, compassion for the world, and disdain for oligarchy and greed.“
The methodical 12 songs on No Rest blend together through extensive riffing and technical time signatures that stick to the band’s mathcore roots. “It’s far heavier, but more organized than anything we’ve put out,” says bassist Ben Perman. “We really put a lot of focus into composition. Our message is important, but the delivery had to be right.“
1. No Insignia
2. No Headline
3. Hearse Song
4. Year Of The Gnat
6. I Saw Rats
7. Suicide Nets
8. The Devil
9. Everything Beautiful Is Behind You
10. The Wires That Hang
12. Bed of Fire
About FERO LUX
Hailing from south Florida, one of this United States’ hotbeds of political unrest, FERO LUX strives with every show, every album, every song and every sentence to be a voice of consciousness. Often reminiscent of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch and Glassjaw, FERO LUX uses their unique blend of melodic hardcore and technical metal to send scathing waves of outraged fury into the heads and hearts of listeners. These ferocious riffs poised against heartfelt refrain create a frantic listening experience.
From “Blue” off their 2010 debut Vaos, that decries the horror of modern day racism, to “The Wires That Hang”, a song scheduled for release on their upcoming full-length that calls us to arms against police brutality, FERO LUX gives their fans much more than music. They give their listeners a message. We have cause for alarm. We have work to do. We have a world that desperately needs change. We are pariahs and activists. We are lonely and paranoid.