Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - Blossom

28th August 2015

Frank Carter is back with his raw punk talent, this time accompanied by his new band & the Rattlesnakes. There was a lot of hype leading up to Blossom's release, with fans getting an early Christmas present when the whole album was live streamed from the band's website (accompanied with an album length eerie video of Frank watching an amp set burn) a week before release day; and the twittersphere erupted for it! With the album transitioning from thoroughly violent hardcore in opening track "Juggernaut" to the eloquent melody that tugs at heartstrings with "Beautiful Death." With a tour, supported by Creeper, Blossom promises a year of sweaty, angry mosh pits for Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes, which venues will have to be prepared for, as there is no holding back for a band of this calibre. When Blossom first dropped earlier in the month, I tweeted uncertainty whether closing track "I Hate You" was nonsensical violence or sheer beauty, and although that question still goes unanswered, it is a statement I still stand by. Frank is back, he means business, and he really f**king hates you. 
Tracks to check out:
- "Fangs"
- "Beautiful Death"
- "I Hate You"

Sam Muckley

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