While this EP did not hit me hard at first, when it finally did, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Only every once in awhile does an album come along that demands more of the listener than just causal listening, and this is one of those CDÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã¢”ž¢s.
Future of Forestry is still a fairly young band, but has already been gaining a ton of well deserved momentum. The 6 song self titled EP starts with Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”All I WantÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? which begins soft and ambient, quickly adding the soothing vocals of Eric Owyoung then jumps in intensely very quickly in to the chorus only to come back down to the mellow verse.
There are probably several ways to describe the music and sound of Future of Forestry but Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”Passion RockÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬? keeps coming to mind. The music is anything from mellow to hard rock, but it is always successful at putting you in the mood that the band wants you to be in order to fully receive what they are trying to get across in the song. That should be the goal of any song writer and/or band, but this band just does it perfectly.
The song that got me hook first was Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬Ã…”StilledÃƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. The chorus, which is carried along primarily by the vocals and the rim shots by the drummer has a very catchy and moving melody. Please go listen to some songs from the band and if you like what you hear purchase the EP. I know I cannot wait until a full length comes out.
1. Open Wide
3. All I Want