When Fighting With Wire first combined their love of nineties rock and punkrock on 2008’s “Man Vs Monster”, they ended up with a pile of rave reviews, tours with Biffy Clyro and Million Dead among others and a major label deal. And so off to Nashville they went to record the follow-up with Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones,…). That was two years ago. But thanks to Xtra Mile “Colonel Blood” is finally seeing the light of day on October 1st.
Was it worth the wait? Well, it’s not an instant classic but there’s plenty of goodness to be found on Fighting With Wire’s sophomoric release if you like distorted guitars, catchy hooks and big choruses. Just like the Foo Fighters, these guys manage to mix noisy rock tunes with pop sensibilities into slick anthemic rock tunes like “I Won’t Let You Down” and “Graduate” that should work especially well live.