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The best kept secret in music



Every once in a while all the perfect elements collide and a ground-breaking new band emerges from the ashes and the chaos. My soul bonds closest with fiercely independent vocal melodies that haunt the mind for weeks; powerful, textured guitar riffs, devoid of all fillers and cheesy solos; versatile sonic environments that are fulfilling but throw a few unexpected curves; lucid lyrics soaked in well-written metaphors and honest admissions; and a fast pace soaring through a barrage of cataclysmic emotions that are both painful and ultimately satisfying.


Melodic hooks are the most noticeable distinction between Farenheit and other melodic-aggressive bands. Writing hits comes as easily as breathing for them, with verses that are just as enjoyable as the choruses in this dynamic compilation. You'll often find it hard to stop singing along. "When She Cries" shines with a distinctive melody that pushes onwards, foreshadowing the guitar's fret shifts, then matching pitch with them again in perfect harmony. After a trip to the studio one day, the choruses of "When She Cries" and "I Hate You" were imprinted in my mind for weeks, leaving me craving the official release like a junkie. Farenheit drives the spirit with carefully chosen notes, latching onto an addictive arrangement in the vein of a Billy Talent verse or a Foo Fighters chorus.

"Slander" best showcases the band's versatile talents with guitars ranging from a delicate, seductive melody to a driving roar and vocals caressing your ears with a whisper one moment, ripping through your soul with raw emotion the next. Even the drums create a textured atmosphere, allowing each part of the kit its unique moment to shine.

The vocals fluctuate among and within songs to reflect mixed emotions and one's ever-changing mental state: migrating from a bark in "You Got Nerve"; to a whisper in "Leaving You"; to straight singing in "I Hate You"; to harsh, raw yelling in "Free Your Mind"; to moments of raspy exasperation in "Disconnected".

Some of the EP songs (like "Just So You Know" and "You Got Nerve") were altered slightly to incorporate textural changes, adding depth and variety to a consistently-rocking style.

Song Structure & Organization:
The band realizes that audiences crave heavy, exhilarating guitars, yet they also see the benefits of throwing in different textures to build anticipation and add an explosive quality to the chorus in stark contrast. This key component can be found in songs like "Useless" where the blunt, staccato verse guitars juxtapose the slow-changing, Deftones-like chorus rhythms.

"When She Cries" toys with anticipation brilliantly as dark, agitated riffs surface beneath a melodic interlude. Their choice to cut the first chorus short and extend the second chorus becomes a point of suspense once you realize what they've done. Also, the soft, whispered breakdown before the third chorus builds the final release to anthemic status.

Oftentimes words are cut off or suspended, leaving the audience craving the final resolution like in "I Hate You", which houses the most extraordinary surge of explosive power after a quiet dissolution of whispers and soft cymbals.

Even the ordering of the tracks flow naturally, starting with the intense "Metal March" and sticking slower tracks like "Leaving You" between two heavier songs, while wrapping things up with versatile masterpiece "Slander".

The coherent lyrics are simple to digest. "Sleep, while holding your anger tight. There's nothing I feel that makes it all real," perfectly captures the exhaustion and frustration of overhauling a late-night argument. "You're alone, paranoid and you're restless too" ("Just So You Know") wraps you in a blanket of irrational mania that cloaks a disintegrating relationship.

There's an alluring honesty in catchphrases like "If one thing is true, I'd smile for you - That's something I'd never do" and "There'll be no more lies, I'm throwing you all away" ("Slander"). Though sometimes painful in nature, we're reminded, "Sometimes there's more light in the shadows," suggesting an enlightened spin on the most heart-wrenching experiences.

All of the songs aren't about relational dialectics, however. Religion is tackled in one of my favorite songs "Useless". "If you look high, believe it - it's useless, forget it. If you stand tall, you've got it," the chorus rings true. "I Hate You" comes across abrasively at first unless you understand it's a reaction to unprofessional industry sharks out to make a quick buck off a young, optimistic band.

Powerful Guitars:
If "Metal March" doesn't get your head banging immediately, I don't know what will! This is a CD that works best played at full-blast whether you're cleaning around home, speeding down the highway or blasting your eardrums out on your Ipod. "Disconnected" boasts fast riff intensity while "Useless" holds down a steady, lighter melody. There's m - Gasoline Magazine

"Concert Review: FARENHEIT at Sneaky Dee's"

I live for nights like this. Surrounded by a bunch of fanatics singing along to every word, hugging each other, pushing around in a non-threatening moshpit, the sense of community pulses with every bass reverberation. People who have never heard Farenheit before move closer to the stage curiously, bobbing their heads and smiling, eager to purchase the CD after the show. Even if you didn't know all the words, the good news is that you could at least understand them. A guy I've never met before hands me a shot in the middle of the set, gives me a "cheers" and disappears. How completely sneaky of him!

I recognized a lot of the Farenheit "regulars" who realize how lucky we are to get Farenheit in our city on a regular basis. These regulars pride themselves on being in-the-know. "You've probably never heard this next song," the stranger next to me says rather furtively. "It's their new one and it is amazingly heavy! You'll love it." Somehow every new song is better than the last and I realize I haven't been this excited about a band since that first sepulchral roar at Warped Tour 96 when The Deftones got on stage. Much like The Deftones, Farenheit has stumbled upon the perfect blend of heavy, driving guitar rhythms and drums combined with attractive melodies you find you simply can't live without. After a memorable CD release at the Big Sexy in Oshawa with guest appearances from Dave (Sum 41) and Chico (Not By Choice), the band has landed an opening for Theory of a Dead Man later this month as well. - BlogTO.com

"Farenheit turns up the heat in rock music scene"

DURHAM -- The adage says you have to be good to be lucky, and for Whitby rock band Farenheit, they've made the most of the bounces that have come their way.

"It's knowing a lot of people and trying to capture that big break when you find those people that believe in you whole-heartedly that they will die for you," lead singer Bryan Crouch says. "Other than that it's been a breeze."

The group, which launches its debut full-length album Disconnected with a release party tonight (Dec. 16) at Oshawa's The Big Sexy, formed just two years ago. But in that time, they've garnered the attention of Toronto radio station 102.1 The Edge, acclaimed producer Gavin Brown and Jacksoul's Haydain Neale.

Crouch says while the experience working with Neale has been helpful, the group was not going to compromise its sound. In fact the band produced the record itself.

"They had a belief that rock music today should be full of things like effects," Crouch says. "We wanted to create a raw rock-sounding record that would be in your face from start to finish. We were not going to pretty it up by doing all those things that are going on in major production on rock records these days."

Farenheit, which just won the Battle of the Bands at Durham College, has come a long way in a short time. After releasing a four-song EP earlier this year, the band became known for its dynamic live shows, something Crouch, guitarist Joseph Stamp, bassist Chad Taylor and drummer Johnny Owens take pride in.

"It's our stage performance and our professionalism up there," Crouch says. "It's also the confidence that resides in this band and the belief behind the music. I think that makes it more special than a lot of stuff that's out there."

Crouch says Farenheit recorded 11 songs for Disconnected, with every track making the final cut. He also says that the band's favorite tune on the record is Free Your Mind.

"I think all of us are in agreement on that one," he says. "It the calling card of what Farenheit is going to be in the future."

Farenheit has had several labels, including V2, Jive and Sony, interested in them but nothing is set in stone. Crouch also says they hope to release the album in Japan with 13 tracks early next year. But for now they're content with what the future could hold.

"I think it's going to be a year of playing gigs and showcases and shopping our record to all those who are interested." - Durham Metroland

"Featured Band"

These guys have been pushing harder than their music for the past couple of years, and I think are finally going to break out of the underground. Farenheit, also featured on the Exit 57 Records compilation CD, as well as a show at the Big Sexy in Oshawa on December 16th. Check 'em out! - Ontariopunk.com

"Concert Review"

I went to the Reverb with minimal expectations. I’d seen Fahrenheit once, months ago, and thought them worth checking out. Unfortunately they seem to like hiding, so I had problems hunting them down, but finally I was successful and decided to check them out tonight. I’d never heard of anyone else on the line up.

Fahrenheit opened with an energetic, emotional performance. They remind me of Toronto/Kingston’s Obsidian; I’d love to see those two bands perform together. I remembered some of the songs, like “Just So You Know”, from the last show, and others I knew I was seeing for the first time. The singer has a brilliant stage presence – his charisma catches the audience and hangs on to them; it’s incredibly hard to take your eyes off him. The rest of the band is interesting in their own way, but nobody has his power. They all share the same look – black eyeliner and nail polish – but each brings their own touches and personality. Despite the similarities in appearance, they mesh rather than blend and keep the show interesting visually. They mesh just as well with their instruments. While they very much back the vocals, there is still much about the instrumentation to pay attention to. None of the artists lack for talent. One thing I like about this band, and it’s something I rarely notice when I listen to metal, is that I like the lyrics – and for once, they’re things that I can actually relate to. They’re singing about stuff I can personally understand rather than dragons and corpse desiccations. And you get the impression that the singer really knows what he’s talking about – this guy writes from experience. You can hear the emotion in his voice. It’s truly beautiful to listen to. - No Official Capacity


March 2005 - Self-titled EP
'You Got Nerve' and 'Slander' received airplay on various college and major radio stations within Ontario, Canada.

'Leaving You' is on regular rotation on Megawatt internet radio (Toronto).

December 2005 - Disconnected Album
'Free Your Mind' and 'Disconnected' received airplay on The Rock 94.9 (Oshawa) as well as streaming audio websites.

Edge 102.1 (Toronto) has agreed to spin 'Free Your Mind' once the clean mixes are completed.

November 2005 - Exit 57 Records Compilation CD
Exit 57 Records requested 'Free Your Mind' to be added to the list of Canada's top independent bands.


Feeling a bit camera shy


FARENHEIT is quickly becoming one of the most explosive rock bands in Canada. The four piece from Whitby, Ontario craft a hard driving, contagious sound that fuels the undeniable intensity of their stage performance. Songwriting is a point of pride for FARENHEIT -simplicity of structure accentuating the richness and depth of their thick sound. Their writing is packed with relentless riffs and powerful vocal melodies that borrow equally from the new school swagger of Incubus and Sevendust to the time-tested rockability of AC/DC. So infectious is the pull of their dark anthems that 102.1 The Edge (Toronto) agreed to start spinning their music in the absence of a completed album. (To quote of Barry Taylor, 102.1 The Edge personality, "These guys are f*ckin' rock stars!")

In their two years together, FARENHEIT have accomplished much. Drummer Drew Dockrill, bassist Chad Taylor, guitarist Joseph Stamp and singer Bryan Crouch have worked relentlessly to earn the respect of their fans and the music industry alike. Having written with top shelf producer Gavin Brown and performed with the likes of Billy Talent, Theory Of A Deadman, Pilate, and Death From Above 1979, the band has evolved into hard rock hit machine.

FARENHEIT completed a self-titled 4 song EP in March 2005, co-produced by Haydain Neale (Jacksoul) and Joel Kazmi (engineer - Tea Party, Sum 41) at Megawatt studios within Sony BMG Canada. This earned enormous interest from various American and Canadian major record labels.

The completion of their first full-length album titled ‘Disconnected’ was celebrated in December 2005 at a sold out CD release party in Oshawa, Ontario. Over 300 units were pushed within 6 hours of opening sales. Stand-in performances included Dave "Brown Sound" Baksh (Sum 41) and Chico (Not By Choice).

FARENHEIT has secured national retail distribution, has made music available to purchase via download (iTunes, Puretracks, HMV), as well as launched and online store that ships worldwide. An American tour is expected in Spring, 2006.