Review: Unconditional

A photograph of the members of Memphis May Fire performing a live concert.
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My favourite Texan metalcore band – Memphis May Fire – dropped their latest album Unconditional yesterday and, to be honest, I was already in love with it halfway into the first track, No Ordinary Love.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will know that I’ve been excited for this album for a long time.  MMF’s previous album, Challenger, is up there as one of my favourite albums to ever album.  It had plenty of commercial success too, entering the Billboard Charts at number 16, and if Unconditional isn’t just as successful I’ll probably get angry and start punching things.

In this interview, the band said their next album would be more mature, and I have to say, I think they’ve pulled it off.  Whilst every song is laced with the pure passion and talent synonymous with MMF, lyrically this album is far more mature.

Whilst Memphis May Fire have retained their signature sound, they’ve really refined it into a more polished package.  I definitely can’t wait to see them play London KOKO in April now, as if I wasn’t already ridiculously excited.

This album has been highly anticipated for months now, and to anyone who thought Unconditional was over-hyped?  You’re so, so wrong.

Highlights of the album: No Ordinary Love, Possibilities, The Rose