Germanys Deathcore powerhouse FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND is ready to conquer europe and the rest of the world. After they played tons of shows and showed up on several festivals, such as Summer-Breeze, their sonic firestorm is now banned on their debut entitled “Freigeist”. And this masterpiece of a debut is ready to destroy the most prominent audio devices worldwide. This for sure: That Würzburg-based six-piece will blow away fans of unique Metal in a blink of an eye. Expect relentless blast-attacks, mixed-up with some jazzy elements and spiced with german lyrics that are worth reading every single line. Musically FUCK YOUR SHADOW FROM BEHIND are set somewhere between War From a Harlots Mouth, The Black Dahlia Murder and Despised Icon. For those of you who need comparisons.
Sometimes you can't even believe the name of a band. Fuck Your Shadow From Behind is such a name. Six guys play in the band, included are two singers, releasing an album on Bastardized Recording and according to the logo I suspected them to play Deathcore. I wasn't right and I wasn't wrong. They are influenced by it, but mix it with Metalcore, the type Unearth played in the early days.
That means an original mix with interesting riffs and also a lot of dynamics; one of the things most Deathcore and Metalcore bands lack these days. Of course they include the typical Slayer riffs but I am glad that they at least tried to come up with an own face. The lyrics are in German, giving the music a cold tone and the screams of Adrian and Tobias are inspired enough to keep your attention at ‘Freigeist’.
In the songs “Es War Die Zeit”, “Verse Der Freiheit” and “Zweilicht” the same drive is showed as on “Slaughter of the Soul” from At the Gates. The melancholic end of “Zweilicht” is completely different so you can’t expect what’s next with Fuck Your Shadow From Behind. This continues on the rest of the album; the Deathcore vibe is coming back in “Tristesse”.
The band was founded in August 2007, only released a Demo CD so far and can be proud of ‘Freigeist’ because it isn’t easy to come up with an interesting and original debut in the sea of Metalcore releases. Despite the hilarious band name.