Of course, they have the experience. After all, Fishing With Guns have been around since 2005, played numerous gigs in and around their homeland and released a highly acclaimed debut in 2010. Now, they're back with thier second album, one which should make this band conquer the rest of Europe. The competition is fierce but I'm quite sure that Fishing With Guns will be present on many festivals this year.
And why shouldn't they? With songs like opener 'King Of The Monsters', 'Murder Death Kill' or 'Moshpute' they convincingly blast out their severe sound, reminding me of something between Pantera, Sick Of It All and Converge. 'Silence Is Violence' goes even further, coming very close to today's post-metal scene and bands like Isis. Or how about about some thrash metal induced power rock? Fishing With Guns deliver it all.
In that aspect, these Frenchmen surely build a bridge between the old school of hardcore and the present day post-whatever scene. Here and there, mainly in some of the rough, raspy vocals, I can even hear some death metal influences. My neck seems to agree since it's been starting a slow but vicious headbanging session during 'The Ghost Theory'. Now, that's good morning gymnastics for the metalhead.
Anyway, if you're into heavy music, grinding guitars, a hint of melody and sheer metallic power, this surely is your thing. Check it out and join the moshpit, you know you want to...