Post-hardcore act From First To Last returned to the spotlight in February 2017, with the release of a new single and a reunion performance in Los Angeles with singer Sonny 'Skrillex' Moore, guitarists Travis Richter and Matt Good and drummer Derek Bloom. To commemorate the occasion Epitaph Records will be releasing the group's Moore fronted first two records - Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count (2004) and Heroine (2006) - on vinyl for the first time.
What sets From First To Last apart from the rest of the pack on their highly original debut Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count is their stunningly dynamic musical range. Their melodies soar, their hardcore breakdowns are crushingly brutal and it's all sewn together with a subtle intricacy that defies the imagination.
"Diversity, textures, the kitchen sink - they're all here for you on Dear Diary, especially if melodic post-hardcore that uses electronics, acoustic passages and, as drummer Derek Bloom says, "head banging like there's no tomorrow" turns your crank." - Kevin Stewart-Panko (AP)