Heroine (From First to Last album)

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Heroine From First to Last.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006
RecordedWeed, California
GenrePost-hardcore, experimental rock
ProducerRoss Robinson
From First to Last chronology
Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has a Body Count
From First to Last
Singles from Heroine
  1. "The Latest Plague"
    Released: June 20, 2006
  2. "Shame Shame"
    Released: October 13, 2006

Heroine is the second studio album by American post-hardcore band From First to Last. It was released on March 21, 2006 through Epitaph Records. It peaked at number 25 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 33,000 copies within its first week.[1] It is the band's highest-selling album, and has sold more than 232,000 copies as of April 2008.[2] The album has spawned two singles: "The Latest Plague" and "Shame Shame". A B-side, "Save Us", has since been released via the band's official Myspace.[3]

It is the last album to include lead vocalist Sonny Moore who began his own solo project afterwards due to musical interest and multiple vocal cord issues resulting in surgery. Moore also stated "I cannot continue to strain my vocal cords in this way" when announcing to Matt Good that he was contemplating leaving. Sonny now records electronic music under the alias Skrillex, although in the band's reunion in 2013, Matt Good said in an interview that he was looking if Moore would possibly do a short live performance of some of the older songs, but also mentioned that Moore is always on tour and is very busy. Moore also possibly contributed to their kickstarter page for their LP Dead Trees. Moore returned to the band in 2017.[4][5][6][7] Wes Borland played bass on the album after Jon Weisberg was forced to leave the band in 2005.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AbsolutePunk(72%) link
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound7/10 stars link
Kerrang!4/5 stars

The album has received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics. Corey Apar of Allmusic awarded the album 3 and a half stars out of 5, saying, "Heroine not only reveals distinctly stronger and more confident vocals, but also finds the band placing a greater emphasis on more intricate song arrangements," and chose "The Latest Plague", "World War Me", and "Waltz Moore" as the album's track picks.[8] AbsolutePunk also gave a generally positive review, saying, "Gritty as hell, full of obscenities and soaring sing-along choruses, FFTL has successfully transformed their sound."[9] Drowned in Sound awarded the album 7 out of 10 stars, saying that "while the sublime irony and overblown satire of their debut was lost on some, the quartet have refused to make the same mistake with Heroine," and that "while vocalist Sonny Moore's lyrics still leave much to be desired, he still portrays a real sense of emotion with his vocal style."[10]

Track listing[edit]

2."The Latest Plague"3:18
3."... And We All Have a Hell"3:22
5."World War Me"3:10
6."Shame Shame"3:35
7."The Crows Are Coming for Us"4:55
8."The Levy"3:49
9."Waves Goodbye"4:22
10."Waltz Moore"4:08
12."Save Us"4:42


From First to Last
Additional musicians

Heroine EPK (Making of the Album)[edit]

On YouTube:

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 25
U.S. Heatseekers 1
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 2
U.S. Internet Albums 25

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'". Billboard. 2006-03-29. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  2. ^ "HITS Daily Double: Upcoming Releases". HITS Daily Double. Retrieved 2008-04-07.
  3. ^ US. "From First | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  4. ^ "Skrillex | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  5. ^ "Skrillex". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  6. ^ "Skrillex (@Skrillex) op Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  7. ^ Crane, Matt (November 13, 2013). "Exclusive Interview: Matt Good on the return of From First To Last and their new EP Kickstarter". Alternative Press. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Apar, Corey (2006-03-21). "Heroine - From First to Last : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  9. ^ "From First to Last - Heroine - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  10. ^ Rauf, Raziq (2006-04-05). "From First To Last - Heroine / Releases / Releases // Drowned In Sound". Drownedinsound.com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.