Fire In The Radio Web Sleeve

Album Review: Fire In The Radio – Monuments

Fire In The Radio serve up another slice of killer alt.punk on Monuments…

Like scaling the Rocky Steps, there is a poignant, underdog spirit that drives Philadelphia’s own Fire In The Radio. It’s there in the propulsive rhythms, pushing towards anywhere but here. It’s there in guitars that strain to erupt from the speakers. Hell, it’s there in the band’s name. Yet with Monuments, their third album of exultant punk rock, their wide-eyed anthems achieve a cinematic scope.

That’s partly down to the songwriting partnership and emotional highways charted between Jonathan Miller and Richard Carbone. Jonathan’s droll perceptiveness while tearing into Catholicism during Sunday Cassock is the perfect foil to Richard’s bare bones honesty on Ex-SF.

The introduction of keyboards also adds polish, but the band excel at carving different moods from their punk bedrock, with Cure-esque guitar jangle blowing wistfully through the rumbling grooves and dwindling hope of Save Me. Spiritually, Fire In The Radio will always be on the ropes, but Monuments delivers a knockout.

Verdict: 4/5

Posted on April 7th 2020, 12:04pm
Read More
FOUR YEAR STRONG - Recording Brain Pain With Will Putney
Go behind the scenes with Four Year Strong as they record vocals for their new album, Brain Pain.
In Conversation With Winston McCall of PARKWAY DRIVE
Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall stopped by our office to chat about his life and career.
Fire In The Radio Roll With The Punches In Their Cinematic New Video

Exclusive: The latest offering from the Philly indie-rock crew is a dreamy tale of perseverance.

Slipknot Share Full Stream Of 2019 Graspop Metal Meeting Headline Set

Watch Slipknot’s full set from Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting last year.

End of content
No more pages to load