‘Last Orders’ is the first release from Bridlington quintet, Forever And A Day. They have spent a fair bit of time establishing a name for themselves, supporting the likes of Yashin and Vanna. Now, they are taking the next step up by releasing this mini-album and embarking on a headline tour.
They have kind of a punky/emo sound, similar to that of All Forgotten or Moving Mountains. Tracks like ‘The Road Ahead’ may be a tad over-distorted, but at heart it’s catchy as hell and will probably get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Each song seems to have a little tribute to some of the metal greats. Take ‘Heebeegeebees’, starting off as a fairly decent metal/rock anthem and then, from nowhere, a Machine Head/Pantera like breakdown is thrown in. It’s little charms and quirks just like this that make a band stand out above the rest.
‘Last Orders’ is a valiant first attempt from these Bridlington boys (I love alliteration). The sound quality may be a bit poor, the guitars over distorted and the vocals are a bit off here and there, but these are minor issues which will are easily dealt with. It’s now available free on their BandCamp page (click here). The best kind of music is free, because if you hate it, well, it didn’t cost you anything. Give it a go.
Written by Andy Roberts