Riff Police! Pull Over! #27: Every Time I Die Vs Fear Before The March of Flames!

There maybe 10 long years between them, but here are a pair of songs with a lot in common.

When Buffalo, New York’s Every Time I Die released “From Parts Unknown” in 2014 via Epitaph Records, it had been recorded in a just a month with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. Aside from the music being fantastic and the psychedelic cover art standing out, one song in particular did like wise. Not because it was one of the finer cuts on the album either. It’s a excellent cut, but “Idiot” sounds familiar. It has that certain something which tells you you’ve heard it somewhere before.

The influence comes from a song that appeared on the Fear Before The March of Flames album “Art Damage” entitled “The God Awful Truth”. The album itself saw the experimental rock band from Aurora, Colorado change up the gears and deliver a much more straightforward and significantly heavier playing style. Now known as simply Fear Before, the band are on indefinite hiatus, though in 2014 they updated their social media to suggest new material was in the works. Influenced? No doubt.

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