Label: Self released
Love Forty Down is a punk band from Ulm, Germany. The bandmember have diversity of other bands to their now, but in this formation they are releasing their first EP. It is selftitled and available now.
The band has a quite catchy sound. Not hitting too commercial, but listening a couple of times you get the hang of it. The songs are not too fast, easy to follow. Something that you may have to get over at this EP is that is not really the best production it could have. Sure gives into that punk style but even then it would have benefit the band if they taken it up a notch in this department.
The first song is “All I Need” has a bit of an overdose on the vocals, the instruments could have been a bit more in the shadows and that wow ohohohoh… well we get it, you want to be punk, but it does not have a purpose. Not giving the song any boost at all. That feeling continues in “Holding On”.
“Sleepless” is a song that has more potential, the guys should have taken a bit more time for it, listen to the heroes and then play their own song to see where the differences are composition wise. If considering it for a future full length it may be wise to spend some more time on developing it, then it may be well worth to listen.
“No Regrets” is perhaps the strongest track on the release, but does make me question whether the vocaltechniques are up to par. Is this guy going to have some polyp on his vocalchords some day? Let’s hope not, but continueing this way we can’t be sure.
This selftitled release feels rushed. As if they quickly wanted to put something out there to settle themselves. Did not turn out so well. The whole simply needed more time to get somewhere. If they would start working on an album I hope they taken more time to think it over and have these songs growing to their full potential before recording it.
- Steff – Guitar, vocals
- Dani – Guitar, vocals
- LöD – Bass
- Niggi – Drums/Vocals
- All I Need
- Holding On
- No Regrets