Under Falling Skies
Under Falling Skies
Their hit singles "Frantic," "Rpentance," and "The Surface" from their debut album "Stories Untold" captivate the listener. Currently, they are in the process of writing their second album, which is yet to be titled. Review from cdbaby.com For fans in today’s music scene, it is a rare occurrence when a single band stands out far among the rest and makes a definite impression on all those who behold their performance. Such is the case with Under Falling Skies, or “UFS” as they are known to fans of the Western Mass music scene. UFS generates a feeling in its audience which can only be described as awe.
No one who observes their performance can deny the power, complexity, and grace of their music. Beginning in 2002 with a lineup featuring brothers Chad Kuzontkoski (guitar) and Colby Kuzontkoski (drums), Eric Baldwin (guitar/vocals) and Brandon Eckert (bass), Under Falling Skies set to work on achieving a sound that is both original and captivating. The band soon recorded a four song demo which spread through Massachusetts and Connecticut. This would prove to be only a small hint of what UFS could accomplish.
After a lineup change that now features Nicki St. James on bass, the band released their first official CD “Stories Untold” in 2005. The songs found in this first release challenge the listener both musically and lyrically. The boldness of the album immediately captivates the listener, refusing to let go of their attention.
Throughout the musical experience, the listener is treated to a variety of techniques; all with the constant surge of impressive hooks and harmonies filling each song. Songs such as “Frantic,” “Fine Line,” and “Repentance” paint a picture of humanity conflicted with the forces of faith, betrayal, and a search to find meaning in the trivial struggles we all must endure. Mixing in vocals with equal parts melody and fury, music filled with both hardcore sound and intricacy, UFS defines themselves through what they are not. They are not another generic band trying to get some thrills out of being on stage.
They are not a fad, here today and gone tomorrow. Rather, Under Falling Skies is a rarity to behold, a true powerhouse of talent and potential whose journey in the musical realm has only just begun. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..