UK based Rock/Metal outfit SKARLETT RIOT released their first full length album since 2013 this past October 10th, and boy was it worth the wait. With this new release, the band gave us a lot of badass heavy songs, topped off with the powerfully written vocals of frontwoman Skarlett. The vocal hooks are catchy, the lyrics are relatable, and the music is very big, heavy, and epic sounding. Definitely one for all Hard Rock/Metal fans to check out
SKARLETT RIOT starts "REGENERATE" off with one of my personal favorites, "BREAK". This song is heavy, upbeat, powerful, and overall just a fantastic choice to open up the album with. "I won't give up you will not break me" is the first line of the first chorus, which already gives you a pretty solid idea of the theme of the song. I always love songs like that, songs where the lyrics give you a sense of confidence, power, and motivation to fight against all odds, never giving up, never running away.
My other favorite definitely has to be the song "WARRIOR", another solid "fight song" so to speak. This track definitely has you wanting to pump your fist, bang your head, and just never stop tapping your foot. It's another upbeat rocker with a great message in the lyrics. This is what I love about bands like SKARLETT RIOT, they write songs that not only can you relate to, but that inspire confidence in the listener, as well as motivating them to push through hard times in their lives.
Every song on "REGENERATE" is solid, catchy, and badass. SKARLETT RIOT did a solid job of creating a nice, heavy album. Only thing I'd like to say, is that I would like to hear a little bit more of their softer side as well. The song "AFFLICTION" is a little softer and more emotional sounding (which I love), but I would like to hear more of that so it has a more well-roundedness to it. Don't get me wrong, I am a big fan of this album, and I suggest that any fan of bands like Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu, Wovenwar, and Skillet check out SKARLETT RIOT and their latest album "REGENERATE". Way to kill it guys, I can't wait to hear more!