Feverwar premieres their latest single/music video today. It’s entitled “Permanent Fix.”
From the “filthiest parts of Ohio and West Virginia,” Feverwar originated when five friends, all of whom are adrenaline junkies, got together to feed their addiction. The band’s sound amalgamates hardcore punk, new age radio rock, and large amounts of ‘80s hair metal.
Feverwar is Nicholous Thomas (vocals), Nathan Blake (guitar, vocals), Abraham Bentley (bass), Jaydon Bennett (guitar), and Jeffrey McClelland (drums, vocals). The band’s motto is: “We try not to break stuff.”
Once upon a time known as Goodbye Utah, the band changed names as they got more serious about the direction of their music. Recently signed by Revival Recordings, “Permanent Fix” follows the band’s first single, “RHEKTT.”
Opening with a guitar riff worthy of Guns N’ Roses, “Permanent Fix” establishes itself as pure, unadulterated rock and roll from the first note. Dirty, muscular guitars surge with potent thick colors, like an earthquake hitting 9.9 on the Richter scale. The harmonic momentum of this tune never eases up; in fact, it becomes more and more intense.
Thomas’ vocals exude nu-metal rage and tight punk impertinence. When McClelland’s voice enters, the tune assumes a more melodic flow, but still keeps kicking ass. I love the compact knocking runs by the rhythm guitar, infusing the tune with squawking oomph. A blazing guitar solo tears it up, followed by a massive grimy bridge leading into the chorus.
The video struts the band’s energy level, which is extreme, while the lyrics express angst, regret, and aggressive detachment.
“I fell in love with the love of the game / so sick & ashamed of myself every time / I’m hittin’ the play / matter of fact, baby / gimme’ a day / to plan my funeral before I kick a round in my brain.”
“Permanent Fix” is rough, tough, and ready music. Feverwar most definitely knows how to lay it down.