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Frank Iero and The Patience - Parachutes

Frank Iero and The Patience - Parachutes
Published: 9:54 am, October 28, 2016
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Label: Hassle Records
Released: 28th October 2016

Rating: ★★★★★[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]Frank Iero has found his voice and he wants everyone to know. From the opening rampage of ‘World Destroyer’, him and his band waste no time in showing just how far they’ve come over the past couple of years. Every step into the unknown and every calming breath can be seen as ‘Parachutes’ charges through new ground.

Gnarled around the edges but moving as an unstoppable force, the twelve tracks see the band ask questions and find answers, whether they want to or not. ‘I’m A Mess’ is an anthem of self-acceptance, ‘Remedy’ is an ode to being saved while ‘Viva Indifference’ celebrates the power of pain. Facing the darkness but never doing it alone, Frank offers a helping hand at every step. Even the gut-wrenching tribute to his grandfather ‘9-6-15’ puts inspiration before everything.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1429970289830{margin-top: 25px !important;margin-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]The more he opens up, the deeper you fall and on ‘Parachutes’, Frank isn’t holding anything back. Despite the sonic scale of the record putting The Patience comfortably in arena territory, it’s never used to hide behind. Instead it’s used as a benchmark to turn everything up by the same degree. The louder the song, the more passionately Frank wants to tell you his darkest secrets.

There’s a confidence to the admissions. There’s no shame, only acceptance  as ‘Parachutes’ finally establishes Frank Iero as an artist who can truly do anything. Sure, the rage and noise is more grand and commanding than Frank has dared dial up in the past but it’s songs like ‘Miss Me’, a country-infused track about the idea of legacy and the morbid desire to find out how his kids will remember him after he’s died, that show off Frank’s smirking ability as master of all. Despite the many faces he shows, it’s never jarring. The twelve sided die tumbling under one true voice.

Despite everything he’s done before, it’s this record that is Frank Iero’s finest moment. ‘Parachutes’ looks at the darkest moments and finds a reason to smile in each and every one. Ali Shutler[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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