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Mercy Fall - For the Taken Review

by Zane Ewton

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There has been a landslide of bands forged from the remains of grunge. Over ten years have passed since grunge made its initial impact. Over ten years of less than authentic bands stealing Soundgarden riffs and Eddie Vedder's delivery.

Most of those bands are nameless one-hit wonders that litter VH-1's top twenty countdown and episodes of Smallville. Mercy Fall is precisely one of those bands. Except they have an album chock full of potential hit songs.

I'm afraid the band may have unloaded all their best songs on For the Taken. It is their debut and it is one that is going to be quite difficult to top. There is not a single loser on this record. Most songs will drill into your head and the soaring chorus won't let go for days.

Mercy Fall could be compared to early Creed. Back when they were the no name band whose song wouldn't get off your radio. Thankfully, Mercy Fall has far more range than Creed, or most bands of that ilk. Keep your fingers crossed though that this band doesn't turn into the messianically challenged Creed. We need good rock bands, not another Bono.

For the Taken has a few highlights that, even though you may have heard similar songs, are too catchy to ignore. They include "Insurmountable", "Not Broken Down" and first single "I Got Life".


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