While we critically derided the record recently, Memphis May Fire’s Broken isn’t an irredeemable album. A generally competent musical performance is given by all members of the band, and there’s even a couple standout songs. However, the album’s material mostly misses the mark, marred by a series of missteps via both musical choices and execution, as well as poor promotion overall by their label. It’s not a surprise that Broken also suffered their worst chart performance since The Hollow.
Did you know there was a new Memphis May Fire album dropping this Friday? *crickets chirping* Yeah, same here. The metalcore band that once made solid records like Sleepwalking and The Hollow have instead attempted to enter the mainstream rock world – and while plenty of bands have released albums that transitioned successfully (Restoring Force, SANDPIT TURTLE, and I Prevail), Memphis May Fire simply haven’t been one of them, at least musically.
Venue: Fete Music Hall
Location: Providence, RI
Date: March 16th, 2017
Lineup: Fathom Farewell, Bad Seed Rising, Sylar, The Color Morale, Bless the Fall, Memphis May Fire
This tour is for sure stacked with some of the best bands in the post-hardcore and metalcore genres! Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Miss May I, and For Today will all be performing their best setlists yet – all the bands on the tour have fairly recent releases that they’re promoting. You probably don’t want to miss this one. The tour just started on Tuesday the 26th of April and will last until May 21st of 2016, covering major festivals like Welcome To Rockville as well.