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The Fallen State EP II



The Fallen State are back this month with their latest offering aptly named `II´ It consists of three brand new tracks that you can really sink your teeth into and feed the craving that has been building deep inside.

The band have opted to try a different approach and instead of releasing an album, they will release smaller EPs every 3-4 months, giving their fans something to look forward to in short periods of time. I think this is a very smart business decision that will definitely work in their favor.

Anyway, now that we have the legalities out the way, let’s get back to the task at hand.

`Burn It To The Ground´ blasts the EP wide open for all to hear and sets the tone up for whats to follow. This track doesn’t disappoint, its heavy and totally in your face. The drums drive the song throughout and skillful guitars left, right and center build the layers adding plenty of depth to this track. It’s absolutely rocking!

`Set Me Free´ is filled with crashing guitars and stand out lyrics that will consume you into its affair. One hell of a guitar solo that sounds like it could be out of Tremonti´s back pocket completes the track. Its punchy, rocking and infectious throughout.

`Rise´ closes the EP in the best way possible by leaving you wanting more. It’s an absolute blinder of a track. The heavy rhythm section forges forward tearing everything down in its path.

The guys have knocked this one right out of the ball park and its great to hear that in such a short space of time between now and from their last EP, Their sound has become more mature. It definitely pleases the ears to hear these guys going from strength to strength.

It leaves you wanting so much more and I raise my hand to say….

They´ve reeled me in and got me hook, line and sinker.

The EP is available for pre-order now via

Available worldwide July 25th

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