I avoided this album for a while. When my friend was reviewing this album nearly 5 years ago for the college radio station we had a show on, he told me I needed to check it out. I was incredibly reluctant…as the name sounded like a screamo band (a musical style that I enjoy about as much as I would enjoy catching herpes).
To my surprise (and relief), From Ashes Rise is about as brutal as they come. The vocals are heavy, the music heavier, and a must for any fan of solid hardcore. Unfortunately, they broke up in 2005, but even though you’ll never see them live, you still need this album.