Old Music Tuesdays: The Fall of Troy
The Fall of Troy is/was a post-hardcore band from Washington state. I discovered them in 2007 when they opened for deftones. I was immediately drawn to their energy and technical proficiency. I bought their current (at the time) album, Manipulator, and really liked it. For some reason, they fell off my radar shortly afterwards and I didn’t follow through with their older stuff, which is something I usually do when I discover a new band.
In late 2009/early 2010 I rediscovered Manipulator and was excited to find out they had released a new album, but was disappointed to find out they were also breaking up. I bought the new album and really loved it, even more than what I had heard previously. I decided to collect the entire discography, and they don’t disappoint. If you’re just getting into The Fall of Troy, their (almost) undisputed best album is Doppelganger. I’m the odd fan that likes their later stuff better, but I can’t deny that Doppelganger is a fantastic ride through a technical, sometimes cacophonous soundscape.
If you’re in the Austin, Texas area, you might want to check out one or all of their reunion shows this December. It’s a limited engagement, as Thomas Erak (the guitarist/vocalist) is now playing for the band Chiodos. I’ve included the flyer below. Below the flyer is a playlist featuring some of my favorite tracks from The Fall of Troy. If you can’t see the playlist below, click here to be taken to my Grooveshark profile page. Thanks for listening!
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