From First To Last - “Make War”
Written by: Miguel
Sonny Moore is back! From First To Last finally released a new song with Sonny, also known as Skrillex, after 10 long years since his departure. Sonny may have been giving us EDM and dubstep in the past few years, but that doesn't mean his vocals aren’t there anymore. “Make War” definitely brings out his vocal capability and brings back the nostalgia from when he was in the band in the past.
The melodic guitars jump start the song and it will immediately hook you in with its broad tone filled with delay and some reverb. As the verse comes in, the instruments are dialed down to pave way for Sonny’s welcoming vocals. The pulsating kick drums, melodic guitar leads, and Sonny’s vocals all accompanies each other tremendously as the chorus starts, delivering a catchy tune. The ambient bridge features the aforementioned guitar leads then the screams come in to complete the song. It gives us everything we expected from the band.
While it is great Sonny is back and the music itself is amazing, the lyrics, however, aren’t the strong point. The motif focuses on being in love with someone and doing all you can, however, that person takes you for granted, cheats, and doesn’t care about the relationship. It’s a good theme, but it isn’t the best written song. You can’t expect it to be perfect since it’s been 10 years, so there is room for improvement in their upcoming releases.
“Make War” gets an 8.5 out of 10. The vocals and instruments portrayed the post-hardcore genre perfectly but the only negative is the lyrics. We are stoked that Sonny is back in the band and we cannot wait to see what else they have in store for us. Go give the song a listen on Spotify and let us know your thoughts.