Today I’m reviewing The Sorrow and the Sound by Feed the Rhino; this is the bands third album since releasing THE BURNING SONS and MR RED EYE. Front man, Lee Tobin says: “I always feel that we’re outcasts. People called us a hardcore band and we are not and never will be. We’ve played metal shows at Brixton Academy and we didn’t fit the mould there. We don’t live our lives in a punk manner, starting fights and feeling like you have to act a certain way.”
Feed the Rhino doesn’t follow guidelines when creating a record and their fans should expect this album to be the same as previous albums. They appear to have hardcore style that has categorized them before, but after three tracks into this album, labeling these guys is impossible. Listening to New Wave, the opening riffs lead off in album. Its understanding how people can call FTR a hardcore band. The guitar alone has Cancer Bats influencing all over it. Riffs are being carried over into Behind the Pride at this point in time sound is fuller and more unrelating. Has a bit of Slipknot influence in a way. The four minutes of Black Horse delivered slowly vocals and wailing of the guitar which was awesome workmanship for this song. The Sorrow and the Sound described rawness of melodies at metal influenced paced. Feed The Rhino fans should continue to support their non hardcore ways regards if the rest of the world thinks there hardcore.
I’m giving The Sorrow and The Sound 4 outta 5
The album is due out June 16th through Siege of Amida Records / Century Media Records
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