Fools Faith
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Fools Faith

Stamford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE

Stamford, Connecticut, United States | INDIE
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"Reviews of Sinister F"

Recent review of Sinister F,
From Strutter'zine (Strutter Magazine);

"At the end of 2011 the new CD from the Connecticut's Fools Faith is dropped into our mailbox. Musically speaking they are close to the classic late '80s New Jersey Melodic rock sound, yet with a clear prog touch. They sound like a mix between '80s BON JOVI and very very early DREAM THEATER and SYMPHONY X. I think you get the picture by now because '80s melodic rock and '90s prog-metal are combined here and after an up-tempo melodic rock start with the songs “Across the Sky” and “Forgotten” the band switches to that aforementioned semi-prog style on the fantastic songs “Break me” and “Change of Direction”. Both songs are representing a very impressive band that can write some classic sounding material although the latter is even sounding like a SKID ROWish semi-ballad. (“18 and Life” and “In a Darkened Room” come to mind) The band switches back to a more groovy Melodic hard rock sound a 'la BEGGARS AND THIEVES during the title track "Sinister F". The following track “Wait For Me” has a great arrangement in the classic '80s tradition and is basically a very memorable melodic rocker that even recalls memories of underrated early '90s AOR melodic rock bands such as RED DAWN, TYKETTO, VALENTINE.

The band continues with another high quality mid-tempo prog-metal meets melodic rock oriented song called “Possession”, which has once again a great guitar melody line and also excellent catchy hooks. While overall the song has a sort of early DREAM THEATER vibe due to the tempo changes, it definitely is a song you want to play over and over again as it contains a lot of variations.

Personally, I am a sucker for songs with a classic piano vs. guitar intro and the semi-ballad “Ordinary Man” has gotten just that written all over it. The song itself is a very nice tune that could have probably been more memorable if it had been stretched out just a little longer which is a pity because when the guitar solo kicks in it has a cool prog style break that gives the song a face but then it gets cut off sadly a bit too soon. Nevertheless, the band really digs the semi-ballad material because the next track “Won’t Be Home (Tonight)” is a lovely almost AOR-ish ballad that also once again features a classic guitar solo and arrangements we once heard on many major label releases by other well known hard rock bands. The lead and harmony vocals as well as the guitar work on this song are close to perfection if you ask me. The CD closes with the mid-tempo “Lies” that has some great guitar licks and is a Progressive modern hard rock song that reminds me a lot of CRIMSON GLORY actually.

The vocals of guitarist JOEY DIA are sometimes a bit rough as they are closer to JON BON JOVI than someone like PAUL LAINE (Danger Danger). After a while it sounds definitely good enough for this type of music and as the CD plays on it gets better and better while the incredible high level of musicianship displayed on this CD is also something to be admired.

Not many people will understand what I mean when I say that this band is the missing link between MARA and PHANTOM’S OPERA, two highly underrated bands that operated in the exact same style as FOOLS FAITH. If you are however familiar with these acts, then you can easily check out this band from Connecticut, but of course any melodic rock fan or even a prog fan will appreciate this CD".
 (Rating: 8.4 out of 10)



"Sinister F is the sophomore effort from this Connecticut-based rock band after having released their debut Undone in 2007. A previous line-up of the group went by the name of Aftermath and had released Natural Destruction on the Escape Music label in 2003. I wasn’t really aware of this band and by looking at the cover, I was expecting something heavy and perhaps something I wasn’t going to like. Instead, - Everybody


Released 2011
"Sinister F"
Label: Sickday Recording & Entertainment

Released 2007
Label:Sickday Recording & Entertainment

Released 2003
"Natural Destruction"
Label: Escape Music, UK
(Released under prior name: "Aftermath")



Connecticut based Fools Faith was signed to Escape Music under the moniker of "Aftermath" in the winter of 2002. Their debut release "Natural Destruction" in 2003 was met with critical acclaim unmatched in their genre. In the Spring of 2005 “Aftermath” split with their label and undeterred by their loss the band pushed forward more determined than ever to find a comparable label replacement. In the Fall of 2005 “Fools Faith” was born as John Gallicano replaced original guitarist Bill DiNapoli and in 2007 the band signed to Connecticut upstarts SickDay Records & Entertainment and while still sticking to their roots released their debut album titled “Undone”. As one reviewer noted… "In taking a louder, stronger & tougher sounding metal approach to their songwriting than noted on Natural Destruction this CD was a tighter collection of songs that will appeal to listeners of all genres of music". With strong melodies, pounding rhythms and vocal harmonies unmatched in today's musical climate setting them apart from their contemporaries Fools Faith had notably taken things a step further.

The bands determination and focus was rewarded in April of 2009 when Fools Faith was crowned digital music provider AirPlay Direct’s “All Things Digital Hard Rock / Heavy Metal” contest winners for 2009. With worldwide recognition and countless plays on numerous internet, terrestrial & satellite radio stations across the globe the band was booking shows at a feverish pace to meet the demand that had befallen them.

From local shows to festivals between Boston MA. and Utica N.Y. Fools faith wowed audiences unprepared for their brand of take no prisoners Rock as well as flooring them with unprecedented musicianship from a group of relative unknowns.

In 2011 Fools Faith released “Sinister F” which has already seen reviews of “Wicked as hell and jammed packed with one excellent track after another”, “There's not a bad track to be heard” and “Fools Faith have done it again” praised upon them. If recent indications of sold out and packed houses are a barometer of 2012 the future is indeed going to be Fools Faith's best year ever.