Kentish five-piece metalheads, Feed the Rhino, have released their newest album, ‘The Silence‘, which has been described as a ‘sonic bombardment that feels like a series of body blows to the gut from a heavyweight bare-knuckle boxer’.
Their 11-track 4th album sees the band progress from their 2014 release, ‘The Sorrow and the Sound‘, and you can tell that after their hiatus at the end of 2015, they’re back with a vengence. They’ve honed in on their sound, sticking to their 90’s noisecore roots, and blending it with 70’s classic rock and soul to create something brutal but beautiful.
They’ve taken a more melodic approach to this album, evident from vocalist Lee Tobin verging away from screaming slightly, in favour of more singing; and then James and Sam Colley on guitars follow this, crafting mellisonant melodies. This slight change in style has more of an impact than you may think – whilst older fans may not be as keen, their arguably more accessible sound will no doubt see them gain flocks of new fans.
While ‘Losing Ground‘ and ‘Yellow and Green‘ have a lighter, more punk-rock feel, ‘All Work and no Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy’ and ‘68‘ will have you thrashing around at their reputably wild live shows, screaming your heart out. Aggressive snarls and dissonance still runs rife in this album, but their updated sound with electronic elements bring something new and welcomed to the table, and prove that Feed The Rhino are still at the top of their game, and are definitely ones to watch this year.
Catch “The Silence” UK Tour live:
Feb 20, 2018 – Bristol @ Exchange
Feb 21, 2018 – Exeter @ Cavern
Feb 22, 2018 – Southampton @ Joiners
Feb 23, 2018 – London @ The Underworld
Feb 24, 2018 – Norwich @ The Owl Sanctuary
Feb 27, 2018 – Nottingham @ The Rescue Rooms
Feb 28, 2018 – Newcastle @ Think Tank
Mar 1, 2018 – Glasgow @ G2
Mar 2, 2018 – Manchester @ Rebellion
Mar 3, 2018 – Birmingham @ The Flapper