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5 out of 10
There are a myriad reasons why metal and synths don't mix (I'm looking at you Enter Shikari). Japan's FACT have managed to almost make it work - 'A Fact Of Life' is an admirable mix of metalcore riffs and rave keyboards. Rather than sounding like an afterthought, the electronica elements, in particular the autotuned vocals, elevate FACT from being subpar to slightly above par. It's an interesting idea but it's not interesting enough to warrant repeated listens. The remix version fairs a little better, though it starts out slow, it concludes with a savage mix of guitars and breakbeats. FACT has some interesting ideas up their sleeve, but interesting ideas don't always make for great songs.
1. A Fact Of Life
2. A Fact Of Life (Boom Boom Satilettes REMIX)