THE FIRE STILL BURNS
KEEPING HOPE ALIVE
Sporting an impressive pedigree, The Fire Still Burns unleash a durable melodic hardcore six-song release with KEEPING HOPE ALIVE. Taking equally from West Coast acts like The Descendents and All as much as they do from former member’s band’s like Ensign and Lifetime, tracks like the contagiously quick “Good As New” has that longtime favorite feel packed into a three-minute burst of energy, while “November Days” finds the seasoned quintet shedding light on their moodier, more atmospheric side. It shows in the music when a band has a lot of experience underneath its belt, and TFSB’s vast time spent in the trenches has spawned an album rich in melody, power, and hardcore punk from the head, the heart, and the gut. If you’re disgusted with what gets passed off as hardcore today, allow this act to reaffirm your faith.