FOXFIRES: The Golden Age: 7”

I’ve seen Foxfires live several times, but this was my first time experiencing them on recording. This 7” does an excellent job of capturing their live sound. This is a record sure to inspire as much moshing and sing-alongs at home as Foxfires inspire at their shows. What really makes Foxfires for me is not just that they rock musically, but lyrically. Vocalist Josh Lyford is a solid performer on the mic, and his almost stream-of-consciousness lyrics tackle themes that are deeply personal, expressed in poetic terms that gives Foxfires a gravitas the music alone can’t quite convey. I dug this record from the start, but I enjoyed it even more after repeated listens as I picked up on the lyrics.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Escapist, escapist-records.com, [email protected])