Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2009.11.24 : On Flyleaf
"One flesh abiding
 Strong and unifying
 Fighting ends in forgiveness
 Unite and fight all division"
- Flyleaf, "Beautiful Bride"

So allow me just a moment here to plug the new album from Flyleaf. (Readers of the immediately prior dispatch will have heard their incomparable song, "Breathe Today", from their debut album.)

Well, their new album, or certainly quite a lot of songs from it, are even a whole lot better than their very, very good debut album. These songs are just about too good for words. Here are 90-second clips from the first three songs – which might conceivably be the best three songs on the album – but damn are they good, so no matter. They're seriously good.

Beautiful Bride

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The album is called Memento Mori and you can buy it on Amazon. (And I take it back – the sixth track, "The Kind", is at least as good as any other on this very, very good album.)


close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (2014); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of spec-ops zombie apocalypse dark action thrillers. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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THE MANUSCRIPT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
PANDORA'S SISTERS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
D-BOYS by Michael Stephen Fuchs
COUNTER-ASSAULT by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book One - Fortress Britain, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN, Book Two - Mogadishu of the Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN : Genesis, by Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Three - Three Parts Dead, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Four - Maximum Violence, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
ARISEN Book Five - EXODUS, by Glynn James & Michael Stephen Fuchs
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