You only have a few moments to allow yourself to be drawn into this album as it’s a wild ride from start to finish. Yet title track, Year Of The Tiger begins with an addictive head-banging beat before throwing you straight into the feel of the album. It’s loud and it’s fast and for the title track/opening track, it sets the tone for the remainder of the album perfectly.
By the second track, Inside, lead singer Josh Todd is already proving his worth. Whilst the previous track was filled with shouty screamy lyrics, here, we have the chance to hear him sing and showcase his talent just that bit more – at least for those listeners who aren’t already familiar with his vocals.
Fucked Up is one of my favourite tracks which really offers that punk edge. The no-holds barred track boasts an awesome guitar solo, allowing you to let loose and let go to the music. Josh Todd has explained the track as honest and aggressive and it’s clear to see (or hear!) how this comes across.
Other stand out tracks include the stripped down and more chilled (and rather romantic!) Good Enough, Story Of My Life which was the best to sing along to, Erotic City which had a really fun and catchy guitar riff and Push It, which is also strikingly catchy and clearly the stand-out anthem of the album. One to certainly let go and really rock out to live.
Overall, Year Of The Tiger is a great punk rock album, albeit heavier than most punk rock. It could easily be compared to music from other rock legends such as Guns N Roses, but with a more modern twist.
My only qualm is that you need to be in the right mood to listen to this album, which is an obvious point when listening to rock music. If you’ve had a long day at work and you’re looking to come home and listen to something relaxing then this album filled with heavy beats, loud instruments and stripped back vocals probably isn’t for you right now.
But if you want to let go and rock out? Then give Year Of The Tiger a listen – you won’t regret it.
Year Of The Tiger consists of the usual loud vocals and heavy instrumentals found on any rock album with a few stand out tracks worth taking notice of.