The Roughneck Riot – Out Of Anger Review

The Roughneck Riot Out Of AngerA sign of a good album is when it invokes a strong reaction on you as soon as you press play, and this is exactly the case with folk-punk outfit The Roughneck Riot’s brand new offering, Out Of Anger – which will have you smiling before you even know what’s hit you.

There’s just something about the music and energy that makes you want to move about and dance, and there’s this feel-good infectious vibe to the whole album that it just makes you want to let go all your worries and appreciate the music for what it is. The songwriting is masterful, the playing is fantastic and the vocal lines are simply made for singing along to at the top of your lungs.

It’s honestly nigh-on impossible to earmark the stronger tracks because they’re all so good, but an early favourite has to be England’s Desperate Liars, which begins with one of the catchiest intros ever to exist (try and get that out of your head!) and then when the vocals kick in, the pace immediately picks up and the song morphs into this furiously frantic and fast-paced number packed with so much energy you can practically feel it oozing out of your speakers! It’s such a mighty track and one that is simply asking to be played on repeat with the volume high.

At fourteen tracks long, it’s quite the substantial piece, but it makes for such a rewarding listen because there isn’t a single track that sounds like a filler – everything has its place, and that’s exactly why it works so well. The Roughneck Riot have put their heart and soul into creating a mini masterpiece, and that is exactly what they have acheived with Out Of Anger.

10/10

You can preorder Out Of Anger from here.

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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