This is a review of "Embrace.Destroy" recorded by Fulc. The review was written by Hannah Gurnett in 2005.
Fulc have been hailed in the national press as one of Britain’s ‘brightest hopes’ and after hearing .Embrace.Destroy. it’s not hard to see why. The follow up to Fulc’s 2003 release Biting Insomnia does not disappoint showing a marked progression and a more mature sound. From the slow building intro of opening track ‘Embracedestroy’, this is a mini album of six stunning songs, which manage to be beautifully melodic whilst still being amazingly heavy. Powerful guitars, pounding drums and emotionally driven vocals are prominent throughout but there is more than enough variation here to keep you gripped throughout the whole album.
Standout tracks include ‘Wasting’, the first single to be taken off the album and available by download only, which is bass driven pure rock while ‘System’ boasts a massive, addictive, anthemic chorus whilst closing track ‘Entrapment’ slows the tempo a bit with achingly bitter sweet lyrics.
Fulc continue to prove themselves as one of the best local bands around and with both UK and European tours this year, it shouldn’t be too long before the rest of the world catches on.