12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album with The Rattlesnakes, Frank Carter again proves a master of fusing melody and intensity. Modern Ruin doesn’t quite have the feral energy of 2015’s Blossom, but doesn’t miss it either—its punch is packed in lyrics that weave undaunted self-examination around political awareness. There’s greater musical adventure here too, particularly during the more austere moments. “Bluebelle” is a raw, beautiful blues lament, and “Neon Rust” recalls Suede with its wearied vocal and sinuous guitar.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his second album with The Rattlesnakes, Frank Carter again proves a master of fusing melody and intensity. Modern Ruin doesn’t quite have the feral energy of 2015’s Blossom, but doesn’t miss it either—its punch is packed in lyrics that weave undaunted self-examination around political awareness. There’s greater musical adventure here too, particularly during the more austere moments. “Bluebelle” is a raw, beautiful blues lament, and “Neon Rust” recalls Suede with its wearied vocal and sinuous guitar.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LAPunk ,

Good...

It's an honest effort, I really dig it, but it lacks the aggression Frank Carter is known for. I feel his artistic side really shows through on this one, which is awesome to see. I wish there were some heavier parts as we saw on the first album as well. That would have made this album really rock.

TheJakeMan7 ,

Great stuff

I'd never heard of these guys before they played at Rock on the Range 2017, and their show really blew me away! They put on an AMAZING, tight, energetic live show, I was very impressed!

RONDOR ,

Much needed adrenaline jab!

I am not sure why the other reviews are so off. Most of you praised his "artistic" side but then shut him down because he wasn't as hard as the previous album. There are still some great hard guitars and noise on this album. Wild Flowers is incredible and even more so when you hear him talk about it being about his wife. So the album is not The Gallows and yes Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have evolved, but that only means they are getting better in my opinion. Buy this, don't listen to the critics or the reviews--even this one--and decide for yourself whether or not it rocks. If you are a fan then do the right thing and give them your money and enjoy.

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