Foo Fighters Releases ‘Wasting Light’: A Review

April 13, 2011

The Foo Fighters deliver a loud recording with their new release ‘Wasting Light’. No watered down Alternative Rock is to be found here. In fact, diversity is at a minimum. Starting out with “Bridge”, they are roaring like a lion with very little lamb on this release. “Rope” continues with more edgy music proving that there is still power and glory in Alternative Rock here and now. “Dear Rosemary” finds the Foo Fighters delivering a really loud letter in the mail complete with blistering guitars found throughout. “White Limo” is no exception and this delivery takes the paint off the limo.

“Arlandria” takes it a step further with quite a bit of screaming on this one, but still manages to be one of the better songs. “These Days” is good, but does not wow you like most of the songs do. “Back & Forth” has some pretty good guitars and is one of the best ones here. “A Matter Of ¬†Time” also has great guitar playing and another knock it out of the park type recording. “Miss The Misery” features guitar playing with the hot blast of sound running through all the songs. “I Should Have¬†Known” is a real rarity starting out mellow but gets louder and stays true to the form of the recording. “Walk” also starts out mellow and explodes like the rest of the songs. This is four star listening from the Foo Fighters.

The Foo Fighters are: Dave Grohl (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, drums, and percussion), Pat Smear (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, backing vocals), Nate Mendel (bass), Taylor Hawkins (drums, percussion and backing vocals), and Chris Shiflett (lead guitar, rhythm guitar and backing vocals).

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