Coming into this review I didn’t know what to expect. Letlive. have been one of my favourite bands for quite a while now, and The Chariot also acquire the title in my head of being one of the most mental bands I’ve ever seen live. So, when Jason Aalon-Butler left Letlive. to form Fever 333 with members from The Chariot and their debut EP wasn’t shit hot (in my opinion), I was a bit shattered… a band that had so much potential that just wasn’t being lived up too.
I feel as if this statement only stands for the EP. ‘Strength In Numb333rs’ stands up as a truly heavy release that juxtaposes metal, punk, pop and rap with precision.
Although at times certain lyrics can be seen as a bit lame (a common thought of mine with political fuelled lyricism), overall the album is a pearler.
‘Animal’ introduces dancey electronic percussion which gives sonically huge effects to the album- kind of reminiscent of Zack De La Rocha’s side project ‘One Day as a Lion’, whilst ‘Inglewood/3’ perfectly highlights the aforementioned contrast between pop and metal, with melodic verses that stray into huge riffs.
Overall, it’s bloody nice to see these lads returning to their roots to deliver something truly heavy and unique in today’s current metal culture.
Roadrunner Records/333 Wreckords Crew
Reviewed by Alex Callan