Conduit - Funeral For A Friend
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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the Welsh post-hardcore band is its first with new drummer, Pat Lundy.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
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  1. 80
    They really proved that they're a conduit for great music and a band that's chomping at the bit to explore and vary their style.
  2. Feb 13, 2013
    80
    Fuelled by more than a decade of experience, Conduit sees Funeral For A Friend unleash an excitingly fresh attitude resulting in a record that could so easily be mistaken for an LP released by a band over a decade their junior.
  3. Feb 26, 2013
    80
    Conduit may not be an album to please those who fell in love with Tales... but for anyone pining for a return to Funeral For A friend's earliest EPs, it's very exciting. [2 Feb 2013, p.53]
  4. Feb 5, 2013
    70
    At times, Conduit feels like a step backward for Funeral for a Friend, but that's because, well, it is. Fortunately, the album is solid enough to prove that every so often a little de-evolution is just what a band needs, and that it's entirely possible to head into the future while looking toward the past.
  5. Feb 5, 2013
    68
    Ultimately, Conduit is a fair step down from the resurgence that was Welcome Home Armageddon. But having said that, it remains a solid addition to their discography.
  6. 60
    This is classic, turn-of-the-century-style emo for those old enough to remember the scene before the eyeliner an hairspray brigade came along and spoiled it all for everyone. [Mar 2013, p.98]
  7. The departure of backing vocalist Ryan Richards robs the band of one of their dimensions, and come the lunk-headed thrash of ‘Grey’ you’re left wondering if this renewed heaviness is there to paper over a lack of ideas.

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