Album Review: Decade // They Fell From the Sky
They Fell From the Sky is a brand new rock project formed by Colin Doran (Hundred Reasons) and Jason Bowld (Bullet For My Valentine). The band formed in 2008 when Bowld started writing songs with Doran in mind. They’ll release their debut album ‘Decade’ on October 1st. The album explores themes of nostalgia and the many facets of human behaviour. It’ll be interesting to see how these songs sound and the chemistry of the band.
The album opens up with ‘Dry.’ It’s a song that sounds like it could easily fit on the radio. It’s got a fun, bouncy, and melodic riff that keeps the listener hooked. Both Bowld and Doran’s songwriting abilities are really strong because these catch hooks are littered across the album. I really enjoy the vocal melodies on this album because they remind me of Biffy Clyro. Especially on ‘Take It or Leave It’ which for me has the catchiest chorus on the album. Especially during the lyric: “Take it or leave it as you please.”
I really like the vocal melodies on ‘The Joy of Hindsight’ as well because there’s a gritty rasp that helps the song stand out. ‘One More Obstacle’ has a hardcore energy that is built for the live circuit because it will suit a moshpit. It sums up the variation that’s on show from this album. It’s got plenty of songs that will make you feel good. Sure, it doesn’t re-invent the wheel, but there’s a lot of things to love about They Fell From the Sky. The nostalgic themes remind the listener of their youth and that in itself makes it a solid effort. The chunky guitars make you want to bounce, and the singalong choruses will invade your head.
Words by Ermis Madikopoulos