Currently, I'm giving Fierce Band!'s new track "Blue Liquid Lips (Pts 1-2)" my first listen through. A friend, who happens to be a big advocator of the local music scene in Texas, passed the track off to me and, without him, I likely would have never heard of a group as small as Fierce Band!. I'm not quite sure I understand their name, but there must be some sort of inside joke behind it, though that's the least of my worries when checking out new tunes. The music matters, not the name.
Fierce Band! mesh progressive metal with death metal, with the death metal emphasis in the vocals, and I'd say it works out pretty well. Like anything of the progressive nature, it takes repeated listens to truly understand. Jammy and loose, the track reminds me of one of those practice sessions I had with my buddies back in high school. Those were the days--shooting the breeze; talking with your instruments without a worry in the world.
Download the track here and enjoy. It's a bit lengthy, but what did you expect from something labeled as progressive?