Fit To Die (Part 1)
Review by JD on January 19, 2010.
What does the future hold for us? A question that has been asked for generations upon generations throughout time itself. For me, the future always seemed to hold some really great metal around the corner... with that said, right now my future happens to be called Future Is Tomorrow.
This Italian five piece unit has such a sound, that it took me more than a few hours of thought to come up with just what it was that my ears were telling me. Future is Tomorrow sound wide is sort of a Iron Maiden-ish but has the elements of Thrash Metal mixed in with the great amounts of Progressive Metal as well. The album called "Fit To Die(Part 1)" is impressive musically, but the bigger picture of being impressive is the lyrical content of this album... that usually separates the greats from the regular good band.
To start the explanation on this album, I have to first say that this is a concept album, all based on what was happening to a man that is now dead, with his spirit watching his own funeral while commenting on who was there. I am blown away by the idea the band has created, not to mention how the imagery and the nearly tongue in cheek the dead man has towards things makes it all come alive as if you are listening to the spirit as he peeks in on his physical body’s last viewing... and how he runs the gambit of being cynical to remorseful as he things back to things when he was alive.
My favourite concept album of all time use to be King Diamond’s "Abigail", perhaps one of the most underappreciated albums of all times in my view... Looking at Future Is Tomorrow’s album, it feels like that has taken its place in that category. This was an album that was not only a joy to hear, but it was one that let one’s mind drift off and see what the dead might be saying... not to mention having an insight that most never even ponder on.
Future Is Tomorrow, I throw my horns up to you... and am really looking forward to your next album.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 9.7 out of 10