When it comes down to being a band who’s actually somewhat serious answer, hardly anyone knows how to have fun anymore. I mean that in such a way that people don’t really play what they want because they want to rather than to hold up a style or whatever bullshit reason they come up with. That’s not the case with Wasted Theory, however, as their upcoming rock album, “Defenders of the Riff”, is nothing short of a damn good time.
A lot of people take hard rock too seriously. “You gotta have these sorts of rhythms, this sort of sound, can’t have this, can’t have that, needs to be exactly what I like and nothing else”. Blah, blah, blah, no one gives a fuck! Wasted Theory clearly agrees with “Defenders of the Riff” in its simplest form being just four guys playing rock music to have a good time, make music they want to, and nothing more. It really bleeds through the overall sound of the record as well with all ten tracks being a rip-snorting good time. From the more crunchy mix of guitars and drums, awesomely rhythmic drums that don’t quit, and vocals that do the real work at conveying the concept of a good time to the listener. And with song titles like “AmpliFIRE!” and “Belly Fulla Whiskey”, what’s not to find interesting for anyone looking to have fun? Only good music, that’s for sure, but worry not for Wasted Theory has got absolute loads of that madness with “Defenders of the Riff”.
I can’t call “Defenders of the Riff” a marvel of modern rock because I simply don’t find it to be, but goddamn it if I don’t say how fun of an album it is. Wasted Theory show that you can still have fun as a band and make good music at the same time, and that’s something I’ve always wanted to see more of in today’s music scene.
“Defenders of the Riff” releases on October 30th!
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