"BURNING LEAVES OF EMPTY FAWNS"
FANKAZ is a Skate Punk band out of Italy, that formed back in 2003. The band was
inspired by the Skate Punk band BELVEDERE and have since played with their idols.
The band has a bit of a melodic almost Post Punk style to their Skate Punk sound. They
reminded me of some of the bands I would see in THRASHER MAGAZINE back in my
skateboarding days. The music is pretty fast paced for the most part with some stop and
start parts & some breakdowns. There is a melodic up beat style to their music as well.
Every once in a while they will throw in a part that almost sounds like Death Metal music.
I am not a big melodic Punk fan, but I do like these guys a lot. They have enough diversity
in their sound as well as a really cool driving high adrenaline feel. Mixing in some of the
Hardcore influences helped a lot for me too. The vocals are a mixture of melodic Post
Punk / Post Hardcore clean vocals with some Hardcore screams, some upbeat Punk vocals
& even a few Death Metal growls hear and there. I am a Metal head by heart, but there is a
lot of room in there for Punk & Hardcore, which I grew up listening to a lot from hanging
out with all my skateboard friends. If you were to blend together bits and pieces of the
bands BELVEDERE, LAGWAGON, ATREYU, UNEARTH, SICK OF IT ALL,
UNDEROATH, NORMA JEAN, NOFX, MxPx, BRING ME THE HORIZON &
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, you would get a taste of what FANKAZ has to
offer. These guys could be huge here in the States as well as the rest of the world if they
keep going in this direction! Check them out!