HomeMusicReview: Falling Cycle Falling Cycle “The Conflict” (Facedown Records) Heavy metal and hardcore, you’ve heard it a thousand times before but it is becoming very popular and a lot of people apparently dig it. Falling Cycle does a good job of covering the metal side with some speedy fretwork, but the vocals lean more to the hardcore side of things, along with the ever-popular breakdowns. This band reminds me of Fasedown, another band similar in genre who pulls off this style extremely well. When Falling Cycle throws in a harmonized guitar lick that flows effortlessly into a real breakdown, then you can tell that they are at home in this speed-infested record. Melody is a reoccurring theme in “The Conflict” and oh how refreshing it is. A metal band not afraid of acoustic guitars and pianos neat, yes, but innovative? You can be the judge of that.