Feed the Rhino have returned with their highly anticipated second album The Burning Sons, released through In At The Deep End Records. After a UK and European tour with This Is Hell, the time has arrived for their latest release. Since their critically acclaimed first album, Mr Red Eye, they have been tearing the UK apart with countless shows and accumulating masses of first rate reviews. With the success that they received over the last two years, Feed the Rhino have become the band not to be missed. They are undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting British bands, and if you have seen them live, you will know what we are talking about.
With such extremely high expectations, this album doesn’t simply live up to the hype, it smashes and exceeds them all. The boys have matured and evolved musically and lyrically. This is even more aggressive, gutsy, brutally heavy, and musically more elaborate than their previous work. The album starts off with Flood The System: it is angry, fast and distorted with some good riffs. The album title song is ferocious with outstanding drumming. When Razor comes on, this is when they will blow your mind: not because it’s angry and aggressive, it’s not, but because they can do real rock and roll. With a sexy bluesy sound, this is very different to the rest of the album and absolutely outstanding. Lee Tobin proves himself worthy of the title of one of the best front men in the UK.
Tides is dark, gritty and heavy. The build up in the song is superb, showcasing what an amazing bunch of musicians these boys are. The album closes with the heavy The Compass with its heavy riffs, distortion and snare drum it finishes exactly how it starts, by blowing you away. With the success that they have archived over the last two years, this is only the beginning. Big things are in the horizon for them, this album is flawless.
Stand Out Tracks: Razor and Tides
For Fans of: While She Sleeps
Written by: Kim Martinez Meakins
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