From the ashes of the 90's group Sunny Day Real Estate, was born The Fire Theft in 2001, a trio formed of Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar), William Goldsmith (drums) and Nate Mendel (bass) - both also former members of the Foo Fighters.
Back in 2003 they produced their homonymous and therefore, even more precious only album, with British sounds mixed with their American roots, that to be precise are well founded in Seattle, the birthplace of bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and that’s explains a lot!!!
Among the tracks of the record, the most significant for me are the following: ‘Uncle Mountain’ that is decidedly a Pink Floydian piece, ‘It's Over’ instead offers us Jimmy Paige like riffs, while I picked up Genesis echoes in ‘Houses’. ‘Ocean's Apart’ has a Rock Opera vibe such as Tommy by The Who.
‘Chain’ is in my opinion one of the best and most interesting songs on the album and has a very Post Grunge sound, but it is with the Classic Rock ballad ‘Heaven’ that I fell in love with the voice of Jeremy: so sweet, intriguing and powerful at the same time, it reaches goose bump inducing peaks in the chorus becoming more scratchy.
In this case I cannot give a score because The Fire Theft is really a gem that I would like you to try and rediscover.
To you, the difficult judgement friends, give me feedback and let me know...
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