Feed Them To The Forest’s debut EP, Can’t Forget, sees them lay their influences on the table. From the first track to the last the sound unmistakably influenced by the late 90s early 00s emo/punk scene. Couple this with a massive production for a debut EP and this makes Feed Them To The Forest a band worth keeping an eye on.
The best bands of this style manage to make songs so impossibly infectious, that they barely leave your side. On Can’t Forget, the quintet don’t manage to hit these heights. However that isn’t expected on a debut EP. What they do manage to do is showcase potential. The pacing of the songs is impressive and keeps you interested. Speculative Grief is a good example of this There are also hints of individuality throughout. With a heavier punk bass line on Apology Is Policy, being the most noticeable example of this. There is also an old school style hardcore call back on Golden Age Thinking which shows influences outside of the more obvious 00’s emo.
Ultimately Can’t Forget is what you expect from a debut EP. It highlights the general musical direction Feed Them To The Forest want to take, as well as showcase aspects of individuality. An individuality which will no doubt shine through on future releases. If you are fan of late 90s early 00s emo, or even the modern style of bands like Can’t Swim, then Feed Them To The Forest are worth keeping an eye on.