Rough Justice – Faith in Vain

Rough Justice recently released their awesome album Faith in Vain!

Opening track Coward begins with a good instrumentation that builds into a typical but enthralling heavy track! It has angsty lyrics about becoming an enemy and not wanting to be a coward that are screamed well but it is definitely the instrumentation that takes the lead, with a sick riff and class rhythm section throughout.

There is a bit of spoken word at the end of the track which is an interesting add too. I won’t spoil it for you though so you’ll have to listen for yourself!

Overruled is one of the highlights for me. It’s in your face and a great one for the pit!

The titular track switches things up a bit as it opens with a more mellow instrumentation with some heavy drums peppered throughout as the vocals start, before kicking into the signature Rough Justice sound. I like the variety in the track.

The chorus has more of a singalong feel to it but I’m not sure the vocals quite suit the sound as I think it needs to be a bit more melodic than it is (though that’s just a personal opinion), however that’s momentarily forgotten as the breakdown kicks in.

Boa Constrictor is also a really good track. It has great instrumentation but it ends extremely abruptly and I never know how to feel about that.

Rough Justice have got a great album here! If you’re into heavy music, then you’ll definitely enjoy Faith in Vain!

Elizabeth Birt

January 30, 2024

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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