I’ve got to admit, I’m probably only posting this one due to the absolutely over the top promotional picture and album concept. Just look at that thing, it’s like the world is about to end and only Rivals In The Fall can stop it. It’s almost as ridiculous as Four Year Strong’s Enemy Of The World cover art – difference being, these guys are completely serious. Rivals In The Fall might sound like every other likely auto-tuned hard edged pop punk band out there, but based on shear image alone, they want to be something big. I haven’t listened to The Tale Of J.B. Douglas enough as of yet to report a detailed plot outline (there’s reference to dogfights, something about humanity’s last chance and quite a few Coheed & Cambria-like battles – check the title track for narration), but it’s definitely there and I assure you that you haven’t heard anything quite like this in a while. I have a feeling this will be a love it or hate it affair for most.
Rivals In The Fall – The Tale Of J.B. DouglasPop-Punk, Rivals Of The Fall, Self Released