Funeral for a friend – Memory and Humanity

{mosimage}The fourth and new album by the Welsh rockers is out in the streets. 

Released by their own label, Join Us Records, here comes the new work of Funeral for a friend, just when few days ago their bassist player Gareth Davies decided to leave the band. With a very polished artwork and a nicely design cover, the album is in a way a look back at the roots of the band, with more powerful guitar riffs and a direct harder sound, like in the raw Constant Illuminations with an explosive battering drum work pushing the lyrics, although my favorite track is the second one To Die Like Mouchette. 

FFAF shows that not only Manic Street Preachers deserve a place of honor in the actual Welsh music scene. What they bring here is a squared good rock album, and surely old fans will be delighted with the progression made. 

Rating 4/5