In the decade since Believers Never Die Vol. 1, Fall Out Boy have become everything they were destined to be.
Turning down the savage guitar attacks and other genre hallmarks (Wentz’s maudlin shouts, etc.), they leaned hard into the percussive elements of the hip hop they always admired, but were doomed to remain on the fringes of. Free to capitalise on the weapon that is Patrick Stump’s voice, they pulled off a rare stunt, making a successful aesthetic transition into one of the 21st century’s most dependable arena rock bands.
More than any kind of book-end, Believers Never Die Vol. 2 is a celebration of Fall Out Boy at the height of their powers.
Believers Never Die Vol. 2 is out now via Island/Universal.
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