Release Date: Aug 14, 2015
Record label: International Death Cult
Having carved a reputation for inciting chaos, the debut solo effort to come from Frank Carter sees the infamous frontman make a satisfying return to all things loud. A decade ago now, Carter’s reputation was defined by his ferocious performances in Gallows, before he decided to test the waters with a new direction through Pure Love. Now, with the past ten years’ worth of experience to hand, he’s gone on to create an album that’s both violently cathartic and brilliantly refreshing.
On viciously vitriolic form, Frank Carter has lost none of the bite that made his days with Brit-punk revivalists Gallows so vital. Following the demise of his slightly happier hardcore group Pure Love after he moved back to London from New York, he’s returned with a new gang of instrument attackers, The Rattlesnakes, three men who provide the perfect sonic foil for his idiosyncratic approach.Midway through debut album ‘Blossom’’s brutal opening track ‘Juggernaut’ they let the guttural guitars drone out and Carter’s short, rasping breathing is turned way up in the mix. It’s one of many vivid snapshots of the intensity of Carter’s unhinged live performance, a kind of trance-like mania.