It’s been almost two years since we last had a record from Falling In Reverse and in that period, guitarist Jacky Vincent left and was replaced by Christian Thompson. So with this being the first record featuring the new guitarist and after the teaser of the title track, we were excited to listen to the rest of the record.
Opening track and title track Coming Home is an atmospheric monster tune. This was the teaser track for the record and shows a massive progression in music, frontman Ronnie Radke’s smooth, melodic vocals are something that we’ve rarely heard and that is a shame because it shows off his vocal talents well. The atmospheric space sequence is an interesting addition. While this is a massive difference to their previous record, it’s a great opener. Broken combines the atmospheric instrumentation of Coming Home, however the vocals are more like the Ronnie we know and love. Loser is catchy and has a great riff. A really relatable track is Fuck You And All Your Friends and its exactly what we would expect from Falling In Reverse. It’s a massive sing-a-long track.
It’s acoustic time for the opening of I Hate Everyone which is yet another relatable one. If anyone can remember the old British pop-rock band Son Of Dork this has feels of them for me. It’s another sing-a-long and has another pretty awesome riff. In terms of Superhero, there isn’t much that’s got to be done better on the track. I Don’t Mind is a mellow song and seems like a very personal song and is full of emotion. The Departure is the aptly named final track and it is a pretty cool listen. The lyric “and I walk this life on the fence between right and wrong” really stands out especially as during parts of the track, it is a bit hard to hear the lyrics clearly.
Most of the track titles are pretty sad but each track is massive. The progression from Just Like You is easy to see however it’s a step in the right direction and should appeal to a wider fanbase. However just like anything that involves Ronnie, it will probably get shit for being different and not like them, although I think it’s a natural style that really shows off Ronnie’s vocals and it all sounds great so it works for me.