From Autumn To Ashes
Formed on Long Island in 2000, From Autumn to Ashes takes a kitchen-sink approach to the still-emerging post-hardcore scene. Dividing the vocals between a wraith-screech-prone growler and a smooth crooning drummer, the band piles on as many musical cues from Iron Maiden as from Negative Approach then crisscrosses tracer bullet guitars over the whole mess. Between 2000 and 2008, FATA shared stages with Taking Back Sunday and Shadows Fall, released 4 albums, 3 EPs and one final live record, then announced they'd be going on "indefinite hiatus." Singer Francis Mark and guitarist Rob Lauritsan formed Warship and singer/drummer Jeff Gretz returned to long-standing metalcore band Zao.