From Ashes to New’s sophomore album, The Future, is out now via Better Noise Records. Featuring the lead single “Crazy,” an anthem for the people feeling caught in the middle of a situation and confused by it all, The Future showcases the Lancaster, PA-based band’s revamped lineup and sound. Consisting of founding front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, new vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro, From Ashes To New’s talent is apparent on the new album, which sees the band expanding their musical palette and taking their blend of rock, hip/hop, pop, and metal to new heights.
Watch the video for the hit song “Crazy”
The Future is chock full of sensational songs in a style similar to Linkin Park or Papa Roach with outstanding lyrical elements fueled by rock music, rap rhymes, and electronic mixes. The chemistry between Case’s melodies and Brandyberry’s raps is undeniable and nothing short of explosive. Every song showcases the masterful musicality this band has to offer.
“My Name” is the epitome of the style that From Ashes to New is known for with waves of rap verses that crash into booming and bold choruses featuring great guitar riffs and driving drums. The contrast between the two styles is really emphasized in this song and makes it a stand-out track.
“Enemy” is an impassioned and introspective track with hard-hitting lyrics like “you hate me because you hate yourself.” It is one of those songs that make you stop and think – and that is the power of good music.
My absolute favorite track on The Future is “Let Go.” It is more of a rock ballad about the pain of heartbreak and the difficulty of moving on. Notably absent are any of Brandyberry’s signature raps, but the song is full of soaring, soulful sounds. You can hear the yearning coming through the vocals and it is absolutely heart wrenching. I put this one on repeat and listened to it multiple times before moving on with the rest of the album.
The Future closes with the title track and it is an intense song about power and progress. It is a menagerie of music with lightning fast raps and a symphonic score. Then add in the haunting reprise of children chanting, “the time has come ready or not we are the chosen ones” and you have an anthem that packs a powerful punch.
I can’t wait to see From Ashes to New on stage performing songs from this outstanding new album. Catch them on the road this summer with Bad Wolves and special guest Diamante on the What’s In Your Head Tour and select World’s Loudest Month festival dates. All shows are listed below. For tickets and VIP packages, visit www.fromashestonew.com.
From Ashes to New Future review 2018
By Cathy Moore of Moore Rock Shots & Reviews
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From Ashes to New LIVE with Bad Wolves and Diamante:
05/04 @ Capones – Johnson City, TN *
05/06 @ Ricochet – Jackson, TN
05/08 @ The Firmament – Greenville, SC
05/09 @ The Warehouse – Clarksville, TN
05/15 @ The Forge – Joliet, IL ^
05/18 @ Mainstage – Morgantown, WV
05/20 @ The Stage at Karma – Pittsburgh, PA
WORLD’S LOUDEST MONTH Festival Dates:
05/05 @ Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
05/12 @ Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
05/19 @ Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH
What’s In Your Head Tour Dates:
06/06 @ Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
06/07 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
06/08 @ The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
06/09 @ Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
06/11 @ June 11 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
06/12 @ The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
06/13 @ Aura – Portland, ME
06/18 @ Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
06/19 @ Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
06/21 @ Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
06/22 @ Norva – Norfolk, VA
06/23 @ The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
06/24 @ Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
06/26 @ Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
06/27 @ Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
06/28 @ The Metroplex – Little Rock, AR
06/29 @ Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
07/01 @ XR Club – Amarillo, TX
07/02 @ Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
07/05 @ Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
07/06 @ Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO
* w/ Shaman’s Harvest
^ w/ 10 Years
*^ w/ Otherwise