Ashes of Your Making Industrial Rock The Fair Attempts Just in time for Halloween, The Fair Attempts have released a single titled 'Ashes of Your Making'. Especially made for Halloween and the Day of the Dead, 'Ashes of Your Making' also reminds us that The Fair Attempts debut album is just around the corner. So, with dark Autumn parties in mind, let's take a look at the project's latest single. Ashes of Your Making by The Fair Attempts'Ashes of Your Making' might surprise some fans of The Fair Attempts as its a rather slow track influenced by gothic rock. We get varied influences from quiet industrial rock featuring funky bass guitar and light drum work with moody background synths. However, once the guitars hit in during the chorus, it takes a spine-tingling turn right into gothic rock territory. I am not a fan of the clear, sung vocals as it sounds as if the vocalist is struggling to even speak out the words. I'm not sure if this was a deliberate choice to make it seem as if the lyrics are sung from a desperate perspective or not. However, once the vocals go into a deep tone, everything is much better; it fits perfectly within the goth rock influences and reminded me a bit of Blutengel's own vocals; a compliment considering the goth act has a handsome voice. If it weren't for the clear vocals on the single I would have rated this track higher. However, as it stands, with them included I find 'Ashes of Your Making' to be my least favorite song from the project thus far. Aside from those vocals, it's a fantastic song, but with them included it's one that I simply have a hard time getting through. Six-and-a-half out of ten. This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page. 350
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The Fair Attempts - Ashes of Your Making

6.5
"Alright"
Released 2021 by Starwing Digital
Just in time for Halloween, The Fair Attempts have released a single titled 'Ashes of Your Making'. Especially made for Halloween and the Day of the Dead, 'Ashes of Your Making' also reminds us that The Fair Attempts debut album is just around the corner. So, with dark Autumn parties in mind, let's take a look at the project's latest single. 



'Ashes of Your Making' might surprise some fans of The Fair Attempts as its a rather slow track influenced by gothic rock. We get varied influences from quiet industrial rock featuring funky bass guitar and light drum work with moody background synths. However, once the guitars hit in during the chorus, it takes a spine-tingling turn right into gothic rock territory. I am not a fan of the clear, sung vocals as it sounds as if the vocalist is struggling to even speak out the words. I'm not sure if this was a deliberate choice to make it seem as if the lyrics are sung from a desperate perspective or not. However, once the vocals go into a deep tone, everything is much better; it fits perfectly within the goth rock influences and reminded me a bit of Blutengel's own vocals; a compliment considering the goth act has a handsome voice. 

If it weren't for the clear vocals on the single I would have rated this track higher. However, as it stands, with them included I find 'Ashes of Your Making' to be my least favorite song from the project thus far. Aside from those vocals, it's a fantastic song, but with them included it's one that I simply have a hard time getting through. Six-and-a-half out of ten. 

This review was commissioned through our Ko-fi page.
Oct 18 2021

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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