From Ashes To New released their Downfall EP back in March, and its one of those EPs that connects with listeners very deeply.
Being only four tracks, the entire EP is something special. Sound wise, it could easily be compared to Hollywood Undead or Linkin Park, and tells various different tales of survival, judgement, and relationship struggles.
The ones that stood out the most though were "Downfall" and "Land Of Make Believe."
"Downfall" encourages people to keep going, and makes you feel like you can take on the world. "We all fall down sometimes and it makes it hard to believe, we can learn to somehow survive, no matter how much we bleed!” In other words, they are saying you can get through this, no matter what.
Then there's "Land Of Make Believe", which basically says you should never judge a book by its cover or underestimate your enemies. You never quite know what someone is capable of, and some people have a sense of entitlement to them. This song is basically telling you to leave those people behind and go your own way. because you don't need those people.
This EP is wonderful and well worth a listen. If this is your introduction to From Ashes To New, its pretty much guaranteed you will be hooked and want to look into them more soon.
If that happens to be the case, you can get this EP now on iTunes and can catch From Ashes to New on tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, and In This Moment now through October 10, which is the Rock Allegiance Festival, where all four bands will be performing. For more information, please visit the From Ashes To New website!
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