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Album Review: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- End Of Suffering

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I still remember the first time I heard that raspy snarl. The charisma that could ignite a crowd into a frenzy. Far removed now from his time in Gallows, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes have solidified their place in modern rock today. End Of Suffering, the bands third album, sees the group moving along in away that still connects with their roots but lays down a foundation of where this band can go. 2017’s Modern Ruin was a great benchmark for just how talented this group is. End Of Suffering takes that level and adds a few layers of optimism as well as tenacity.

The entire album is quite interesting. There are many different speeds to this record. On one hand you have a song like the opener “Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider.” This track sets up the album in a tonal way by the feel of the music and the lyrics. There’s a sense of pain but hope in the way it’s delivered and that carries through the rest of the album. Songs like “Anxiety,” “Crowbar,” “Heartbreaker,” “Kitty Sucker,” and “Tyrant Lizard,” which features Tom Morello ripping it up,  all provide the uptempo tenacity that Frank is known for. Then songs like “Love Games,” “Angel Wings,” “Supervillain,” and “Latex Dreams” have a bit more of sensitive side but still contain a sharp edge and gruffness. Ending the album is the title track “End Of Suffering.” This soul bearing song gives a deeper glimpse into the mindset of Frank and where this album is truly coming from.

End Of Suffering is the kind of album that has something for everyone. It’s diverse and full of life. Nothing about this is phoned in or fake. If you’ve been following Frank since his days in Gallows, you know you are going to get a guy giving his all. While this album may seem to be more “straight forward” in terms of sound, it does show what the band is capable of doing as songwriters and how not to constantly repeat what they’ve done before. Frank and The Rattlesnakes (Dean Richardson, Tom Barclay, Gareth Grover and Thomas Mitchener) have really found themselves as a band. End Of Suffering was a not where you think they would have gone after Modern Ruin but, it’s definitely the right move.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

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Anticipated Albums: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- End Of Suffering

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On May 3rd (my birthday!!!), Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes will be releasing their new album End Of Suffering. The follow up to 2017’s excellent Modern Ruin, sees the band exploring more of their “alternative” side while keeping the rest of the mood dark and gritty. So far two songs have been released “Crowbar” and “Anxiety” both of which are sure to keep you wanting more!
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- Crowbar:

 

 
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- Anxiety:

 

 
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- Modern Ruin (Full Album):

On The Rise: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

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Back in the early mid 2000’s there was a band from England that seemed to have the fire to bring punk music back to the forefront. They had the songs, attitude and live show to really leave their mark. The band was Gallows. Led by the ferocious front man Frank Carter, Gallows seemed like they were going to usher in a new wave of punk rock. Fast forward a couple albums into their career, Frank left the band to explore a different side musically. Now, after spending time with his more “alternative” project Pure Love, Frank is back to his punk rock roots. Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes formed in 2015 and since have released 2 albums. Their most recent release Modern Ruin, really showcases Frank’s lyric and vocal abilities. Modern Ruin tells a story and takes you on a journey of life’s ups and downs. Musically, the band compliments the vision of Frank’s lyrics, and adds a dynamic punch. After seeing Gallows way back when, I would bet that the live performances of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are fiery and unrelenting, providing you a night to remember. Check out Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and what they have to offer.

 

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- Modern Ruin:

 

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes- Blossom: