Reformed Iowa Hardcore heroes Modern Life Is War return with a specimen of straight- up, intelligent and beautifully melodic ferocity in the shape of "Fever Hunting." The track is the title track of their first post- break up album (released on August 6th via Jacob Bannon's Deathwish Inc.), and its an honest, rip- roaring return. The song has a beautiful, clear- cut but hard- hitting chord progression and grizzly, conviction fueled vocals as Jeffrey Eaton yells "The fever rages on, the fever rages on, the fever rages on... Inside my head," before pointing more angrily at an unnamed control freak that seems to be at the centre of the track's lyrical embodiment: "You can exploit everyone around you, you can call it the struggle to survive." It's simple, but it's also emotional, intelligent and catchy, so in essence it's everything the band does best.
Expect a review of "Fever Hunting" soon.