Foo Fighters, a band that need no introduction, and a name that has been around for what seems
like forever. After the release of their eighth studio album last year they have just released a brand
new EP called Saint Cecilia.
The first song, title track, Saint Cecilia starts off with Dave Grohls unmistakable vocals and quick
guitar riffs that build up to the chorus, where the other instruments join in. They made sure to start
off the EP in a style that sounds typically Foo Fighters. The guitar solo's at the end of the track
really make it stand out as the title track as well as the catchy unforgettable lyrics to the chorus.
The second song on the EP, Sean, is a lot faster and more upbeat than the first track, and like the
first track it goes straight into Dave’s vocals. The fast guitar in the background contains short fast
riffs that really make this song recognisable in the Foo Fighters style.
Savior Breath is the next track. This song keeps the fast upbeat style of the previous song, the intro's amazing
guitar licks are kept throughout making the backing of the song sound interesting. This is the
heaviest song of the album, Dave’s vocals sound a lot rougher in this adding the heavier style that’s
kept throughout. The fast in your face guitar solo's are what makes this track one of the best on this
The next track, Iron Rooster, goes back to the slow style the first song, Saint Cecilia, has. The intro
starts off with their instruments building up with slow guitar strums throughout the track which
contrasts heavily with the fast heavy pace of the previous track. The bridge for this track is very slow
and calm, it has the same slow guitar riffs that are kept throughout the song. The guitar solo keeps
the same slow pace and is very calming.
The closing track, The Never Ending Sigh, starts off with the instruments building up again before
going into a long fast intro that’s full of fast, exciting guitar solo's. This track has a really clear bass
line, which can be heard over every other instrument, they really used this song to push their bassist
to the front during the verses especially.
This EP is unmistakably Foo Fighters, Dave’s vocals are so recognisable throughout that at the start
of every song you know exactly which band this is without even thinking. A legacy like this is
something that only comes around after decades of hard work, which this band have definitely
Written by Hannah Smith
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