For fans of Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood
Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes is an English punk rock band formed in 2015 and are signed to International Death Cult. Their second album Modern Ruin peaked at number 7 on the UK charts. The group consists of frontman Frank Carter, Dean Richardson on guitar, Tom ‘Tank’ Barclay on bass, Gareth Grover on drums, and Thomas Mitchener who also produced the album on guitars and synth.
Carter was previously of English punk group Gallows (which I listened to back in the day), and English-American rock group Pure Love. FCATR’s first album Blossom saw a return to the style of Gallows, something that had been departed from with Pure Love. Modern Ruin see’s another departure from the aggressive vocals of Gallows to a more singable album that still moves at breakneck speed.
Guys. I’m only slightly obsessed with this album. Modern Ruin is full of hard-hitting riffs that are catchy as heck paired with catchy as heck choruses. Carter’s vocals are heavily ‘verbed, adding an interesting, dream-like feel to the tracks.
There is a fantastic series on FCATR’s YouTube where Carter gives a short commentary for each track on Modern Ruin. I would give all of them a watch, it is a very cool look into the album and the life of a performer.
Favourite tracks include Bluebelle, Lullaby, Snake Eyes, Vampires, Wild Flowers, God is My Friend, and Modern Ruin.
This has been According to Hatchet,
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Photos taken from FCATR Facebook