A dark delight... A few years ago we thought pigs would have more chance of flying than influential post- hardcore legends Far ever re-uniting, let alone releasing a brand new album. For once we’re happy to have been proved wrong. Right from the brooding, crunching chords of opener ‘Deafening’, from the off, ‘At Night We Live’, their first studio effort in 12 years, is a dark delight.
Despite calling it quits over a decade ago, Far’s influence on the post-hardcore landscape can still be felt today. Their blend of melodic pop and metal has crept its way into the popular music landscape, even seeming to influence contemporaries like the Deftones, who still continue to experiment more and more with melody in contrast to raw, youthful aggression. Now, Far have returned with their first album since 1998 with At Night We Live, which finds them continuing down the trail they set off on when they split up.
The best and most confident album of their two-part career. Mischa Pearlman 2010 It’s been 12 years since Sacremento’s Far released Water & Solutions, the last album before the band called it a day. Popular as their testosterone-fuelled post-hardcore was in the day, their influence has since increased vastly, so much so that their legend is now perhaps slightly disproportionate to their repertoire, their hooks and riffs and searching, soaring melodies outweighed by the many bands – including Thursday, Biffy Clyro and Jimmy Eat World – who cite them as an inspiration.