Skrillex returns to his alternative roots

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 4:47 PM
Skrillex returns to his alternative roots by Kimberly Firestine

Before Skrillex was one of the top EDM artists in the world; before his six Grammy wins; before he was mixing with artists like Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars; he was leading a rock band and still went by Sonny Moore.

On Jan. 15, Moore’s 29th birthday, he returned to the alternative scene, releasing his first song with From First To Last since their 2006 release “Heroine.” Moore was also added to the band’s list of members on their social media.

The track, titled “Make War,” is a trip back to the band’s first album, “Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count.”

Leading off with strong guitar and drum tracking — in true FFTL fashion — the lyricism is a little strange. “Happy anniversary, from the bottom of my credit card,” sings Moore. It’s not exactly what fans of FFTL are used to, but considering it’s only the first track back, he gets a break this time.

Shortly after the release of the song, From First to Last was criticized for their album artwork and accused of stealing it from a band called Culture Abuse.

The artwork features a peach and a piece of barbed wire fencing, which fans and members of Culture Abuse claim is a copy of theirs, which consists of a similar concept.

Not to leave his EDM career in the dust, Moore released a nearly 12-minute tour documentary, which held cameos from Chance the Rapper, Bieber and the countless other musicians he has worked with since blowing up in the industry.

What is still left uncertain is whether or not we’ll get more music from the band.

You can listen to “Make War” on Spotify and Apple Music.

From First To Last is Moore, Matt Good (guitar), Travis Richter (bass) and Derek Bloom (drums).

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