"If you're willing to expand your musical horizons then this is the group for you."
The last couple of reviews from me were massively on the heavy side of things (Crossfaith and Make Them Suffer), so I'm going to bring it down a little this week. I'd like to introduce you all to Francesco Fonte Band, a three piece Progressive Alt Rock act from right here in ol' London-town. Our friends at Stencil PR sent the group's latest album Eight over, and while it did take a while for me to get into it, I'm glad I took the time to check them out.
Even after just the first play through of Eight I could pick up the influences of Pink Floyd, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, a bit of Nick Cave and even a touch of The Doors. Francesco Fonte Band has taken certain aspects of the aforementioned groups, and melded it together to come up with their own unique sound, but is it any good?
The short answer is yes, it is. I will admit, getting into Eight took some time. It is such a different style to what I usually listen to and even for what most Prog/ Alt Rock groups sound like. But that is what they have going for them, bringing something totally unheard of to the table and keeping the genre on its toes. What's not to love?
I know Francesco Fonte Band’s Eight won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, hell it almost wasn’t mine, until I gave it those few extra listens with an open mind and ear. If you're willing to expand your musical horizons then this is the group for you. Be sure to check out ’Necropolis Eye’ below and especially the 20-minute closer ’The Dark Heath’ which I can only describe as audio acid... Enjoy!