Let's start with the blisteringly obvious; Riot's eleventh studio album needs to be painted on a van, or tattooed on my back. Preferably both. Riot's mascot Tior had been missing in action for nearly a decade, and the decision to bring him back for Sons of Society may lead some to assume this was intended as a "return-to-roots" album.
Adding to this theory is the cultist garb; a rather obvious wink toward Riot's own cult following, it would appear. I let this cat out of the bag in my last Riot review; most DiMeo albums sound similar; a piping-hot serving of acrobatic, power-tinged traditional metal with a procedural approach to songwriting and a talented yet conventional vocalist. There have, however, been a few unique selling points to differentiate each one. Brethren of the Longhouse had a centralized and cohesive theme, Inishmore had beautiful violins and harmonized vocals, Nightbreaker had And Sons of Society carries with it a streetwise, cocky self-assurance evocative of W.
Do not get fooled by the colorful artwork and its fantasy themes; It's trying to lure you in with a power metal look that it's likely to catch the eye of Riot's fans. In reality, the music isn't much more than a very melodic heavy metal? The blatant nods to Thundersteel in "Dragonfire" and the title track aren't of any help, just like the Judas Priest echoes in "Somewhere"'s beginning.
Precisely, "Dragonfire" feels like a mix between "Thundersteel" and "On Wings of Eagles", while the title track's chorus features backing vocals reminiscent of Thundersteel 's "Run for Your Life" managing to make them sound even more out of place and goofy.
The balanced production and professional playing can't compensate for Sons of Society 's lack of a spark. It doesn't offer any valid novelty compared to any previous DiMeo-era album. Instead, it takes their basic formula and strips it of interesting elements like concept-like and concept-lite themes. Not a particulary bad release, but it's simply an average Riot album devoid of a definite direction; one that's hard to recommend in a discography that can offer so much more.
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But she just crucified him cold You don't know, but it will show, you'll make a better man of me. Queen, it seems you hold my heart within your hands.
Queen, i mean you make me sorry baby but you don't know. But you won't let me go won't let me go baby. Feels like you're tearin' me apart baby Oh you made me bleed and just or show baby. Somewhere The clouds were gathering, the sun moved out of sight.
Then came the rain. Outside the city line Into the darkened night He came to claim Into another town the people he could see He could kill with a look from his eyes.
He is looking for you he is lookig for me. Upon his devil horse his figure slips away He hides from light A phantom magic man from mountains black an grey He rides with might Another circus show another broken ride He could fly like a bird in the air He is coming for you he is coming for me. Somewhere tomorrow. Somewhere today. From fields of sorrow Through winds of change Somewhere he'll find you , to steal your soul His eyes disguised to , conceal his goal Another circus show Another broken ride.
He could kill with a look from his eyes He is coming for you He is coming for me Somewhere tomorrow. From fields of sorrow Through winds of change Somewhere he'll find you , to steal your soul His eyes disguised to , conceal his goal Promises I've been fighting this war for so long.
Tell me why its not over. With inclinations our leaders are wrong. There they are the're controlling our lives. Still i'll fight. We have fought through the sun and the moon. Facing tyrants and soldiers. We stumbled from glory to doom.
Blood of men on my shoulders. It's true, what you do. I believe, i believe in the things they said. Your promises, no more promises. Sons and brothers they die side by side Not a soul in sedition. Danny Boy Black Water Live 2. Angel Eyes Live 3. Soldier Live 4. The Man Live 5. Kings Are Falling Live 6. Bloodstreets Live 7. Swords and Tequila Live 9.
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