Faber Drive
is Canada?s equivalent to Good Charlotte. They are a lot like Simple Plan, but Canada hasn?t sent them to take over the emo scene just yet. While Canada has produced a lot of crappy artists (Celine Dion, Bryan Adams? must I go on?), Faber Drive is not one of them. But while they consider themselves punks, they sure do use a lot of acoustic guitar. Two of their three singles are acoustic tunes, and that?s really misleading. Although, they know how to write hooks. Then again, teaming up with the producers of Hinder?s ?Extreme Behavior? doesn?t hurt. That album has catchy hooks up to the neck.

The first single from Seven Second Surgery was ?Second Chance?. It lacks punch for a debut single, but the chorus is catchy enough to draw you in for more. The second single is the acoustic based ?Tongue Tied?. Another catchy song with another strong chorus, ?Tongue Tied? reached #17 on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. What is shocking is that Seven Second Surgery and its singles have not touched the U.S. charts.

The latest single is a ballad with the standard acoustic guitars and orchestra. It?s a fine song, but it?s been heard before. The strongest songs are ?Sex and Love? and ?Summer Fades To Fall?. The former is the reason they got signed, and the latter is the reason they should get airplay in the states. They are upbeat, full steam ahead punk rockers packed with; you guessed it, great hooks.

Faber Drive should not be overlooked. They will most likely be the next big act out of Canada. With a debut as strong as Seven Second Surgery, it?s hard to believe they haven?t become the next big thing already. You will definitely find yourself singing along on the second listen.
{Reviewed by: Matt Chesley}

3 Responses to “Album Review: Faber Drive – Seven Second Surgery”

  1. jerry said on February 6th, 2008 at 8:41 am:

    I’m in my late 40’s and still enjoy rock music. One of my kids left these guys on my I-tunes. I will be buying the cd and recommending these guys to anyone who will listen. Absolutely some the best new music I’ve heard in a while

  2. jojy said on February 10th, 2008 at 9:47 am:

    i love u faber drive u guys rock!!!!!!! my biggest dream is to meet u someday!!!! plz check my site at http://www.ilovefaberdrive1.piczo.com

  3. steffani said on March 2nd, 2008 at 5:21 pm:

    I look up to faber drive soo much! i love ’em.
    they are definetly with out a dout my fave band in the whole world!
    i love everything they stand for.

    Kepp up the fantastic work!!! ????