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Fortune and Glory - Fortune and Glory EP

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Fortune and Glory - Fortune and Glory
Record Label: Self-released
Release Date: July 2009
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Who?

"Oh snap, it's Fortune and Glory!" chants a group of shouting people on the band's self-titled EP. Fortune and Glory are a five-piece hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. They're another group in the ever-expanding cannon of hardcore-influenced pop punk. The band recruited vocalist Brett Wise earlier this year and self-released their debut EP a couple months later.

How is it?

Fortune and Glory is a pretty good debut, but the band is likely to ultimately get lost in the shuffle. The songs are catchy, but Wise's singing becomes bland. His monotone delivery lacks the energy to match that of the upbeat music, crunchy guitars, and gang vocals. The five-track, thirteen-minute length is perfect; had it been much longer it would have grown stale. It's a fun little album that will surely gain the band a local following, but there are just too many bands that have been doing the same thing better and longer. But as the band sings in the album closer "Old Boyz": "We have come too far to just give this up." I hope they take the stick to their word, because with some more work they could be in the same league as the bands that they emulate.

Recommended if You LikeFour Year Strong, Set Your Goals, The Wonder Years, New Found Glory

myspace.com/fortuneandgloryparty
 
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03:54 PM on 09/22/09
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more heart
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Sounds good enough to me. MySpace?
05:25 PM on 09/22/09
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Alex DiVincenzo
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Sounds good enough to me. MySpace?
Meant to include a link at the end. It's in there now.
05:44 PM on 09/22/09
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Stay posi bro!
11:25 AM on 09/23/09
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I think so. I think only one other person that we've talked to has gotten that reference.
03:04 PM on 09/23/09
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Dang, yet another FYS-wannabe. This genre is starting to become the new metalcore.
12:00 PM on 09/24/09
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Thanks for checking us out! You can download the EP here if you guys dig it.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?meaxyyemw2n
12:09 PM on 09/24/09
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well then I'm guessing your fanbase is petty damn young
no, just lazy haha
12:10 PM on 09/24/09
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We're fairly new to the scene too so we don't have that big of a fan base yet. Madison is not the best scene for local bands either.. at least that we've seen. Especially in our FYS-wannabe genre :)
12:58 PM on 09/24/09
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I like what I hear.
04:43 PM on 09/24/09
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Thanks for checking us out! You can download the EP here if you guys dig it.

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?meaxyyemw2n
thanks! Sounds really good man
08:49 PM on 09/24/09
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Thanks homies.

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