Grohl Brings Art Back To Music With New Album "Wasting Light"
With a release date set for April 11, "Wasting Light" brings a fresh style of rock, with album tracks ranging from punk to heavy metal styling. The album was released on the Foo Fighters’ website for live streaming on April 1st.
April is looking to be a big month for the Foo Fighters. A documentary about the band called Back and Forth was released on April 5th, and their covers album called Medium Rare is set to hit stores April 16th. Their last album, “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” was released in 2007 and was nominated for a Grammy for album of the year.
Since 1994, former Nirvana drummer Grohl has successfully built the Foo Fighters an impressive and wide fan base that spans multiple metal subgenres. After their debut in Portland in 1995, there was no stopping them. The Foo Fighters performed in their first tour that very same year. The band’s name comes from the World War II term “Foo Fighter”, which was used to refer to an unidentified flying object.
The band’s seventh studio album kicks off with “Bridge Burning”, a guitar-heavy song that starts a strong metal momentum that goes through to the end. “Rope,” the first released single off the album, follows suit and brings more solid rock sound. “Dear Rosemary,” brings more pop-oriented vocals to the Foo Fighters’ hard rock style. Grohl takes fans back to his early days in Virginia with the nostalgic “Arlandia,” as the big heavy guitar chords bring power to his words.
The artistic range within the tracks of "Wasting Light" is impressive, whether a Foo Fighter fan or not. “Miss the Misery” mirrors the classic rock of 80’s super band ACDC with its meaty guitar rips, while “Back and Forth” takes a more swaying, flowing, feel good sensation reminiscent of The Beatles.
The album ends with “Walk”, an upbeat pop-rock song with driving guitar that provides a perfect end to an album that can truly be called a work of art.
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