The young hardcore quintet men from Iowa strike with relentless songs striking down all evil in it's path. For Today delivers an untouchable 4th release this 2012 year. They recently signed with Razor & Tie Records and they hold nothing back. Some bands change their sound or create a repeated album under a new record company but For Today informs the world that they're not changing anything and they're hear to stay.
The guitars can move mountains much like the band's faith and bring catchy, intriguing and creative riffs throughout the album. Some people may oppose so many breakdowns but their fans will not considering..well...if you know For Today already then breakdowns are essential and known in their songs. The melodic chorus riff in "Stand Defiant" gets my bones rattling and wanting to rip satan's throat to a demise with righteous fury. The guitars set that whole mood for me throughout the album.
Breakdowns flourish throughout and cannot be stopped nor should they. You listen to get pumped up..you may be releasing anger, Praising God or grooving, either way the breakdowns are choice.
Vocally Mattie Montgomery adds some lower gutturals whilst diminishing some highs which standout on their first release: Ekklesia. I miss some of the highs but upping the fuel with some low ferocious vocals get's me ready to fight! Guitarist Ryan Lietru adds some melodic vocals to a couple of the choruses causing the listener to join in on the wonderful catchyness. This is apparent on the track "Fearless"
The drums are pretty solid and suit the bands' needs quite well. The fills keep my ears listening and having to repeat tracks over to make sure that I really DID hear something awesome! The BASS drops on the pummeling breakdowns and causes dupstep to go somewhere else and leave it to hardcore.
The lyricism on IMMORTAL goes hand in hand with the music. For Today is all about spreading Christ's Gospel through their hardcore, metal infused music and they won't stay shy about it and why bother keeping quiet? This band knows what it stands for and wants to "give you fans what you deserve to hear" as I have heard Mattie say live at this year's Warped Tour in MA. For Today loves their fans and everyone else..except the devil and desires to make him tremble in fear..because For Today has something to say that will scare the HELL out of everyone and that's that Jesus Christ adores you and I
'He made us IMMORTAL! ...Everyone Dies but not everyone truly lives."-Immortal