Feed the Rhino are back!
The Maidstone hardcore band have just dropped their fourth studio album, ‘The Silence’ and it’s been a long time coming but well worth the wait.
This is the band’s first album since the release of The Sorrow of the Sound in 2014. The Silence carries that distinctive Feed the Rhino sound we’ve all come to know and love; a brutal harmony of metal grooves interspersed with beautiful vocals from Lee Tobin.
The Silence does a little something extra in managing to channel an array of sounds and influences from artists popular in the 90’s and early 200’s all the way through to classic rock. ‘Lost in Proximity‘ is a standout track showing the band have stayed true to their punchy, ferocious roots. There are a couple more melodic, almost ballad-like tracks thrown in too, such as ‘Losing Ground’ which would be perfect for a gig sing-along.
Feed the Rhino are successfully straddling the line somewhere between hardcore and rock, the opening track, ‘Timewave Zero’, is a perfect example of the fusion of styles genres present throughout the album. The subtle changes in style and a mixed bag of new sounds may not be to everyone’s liking but we love it. The guys sure have taken a risk with their latest album but that’s what metal music is about, expression and exploration of new and diverse sounds. If at first it doesn’t float your boat, it will surprisingly begin to grow on you. Feed The Rhino always seem to pull it off.