Royal Thunder have a sound that’s difficult to pin down. In one aspect, it’s because they continued to change on their third album, WICK, and in another it’s because all four members play with a fluid nature. Snaking around each other’s parts as well as the parameters of the genres they straddle so well, there’s a delicate balance at work that requires the quartet to leave an uncertain air of anticipation at all times
Royal Thunder last released Crooked Doors, an offering that landed inside the Top 10 in our 20 Best Rock Albums of 2015, propelled by captivating tracks like the trance-inducing "Time Machine" and the thumping "Forget Yo. Royal Thunder, WICK Album Art. Spinefarm. Royal Thunder, WICK Track Listing: 01. "Burning Tree" 02. "April Showers" 03.
Impressive Atlanta rockers Royal Thunder have proven their credentials in the modern rock scene on the back of a couple of solid EP’s and great albums. Debut LP CVI blindsided me with its explosive rock hooks, dynamic songwriting, and bluesy southern swagger, flooring me in such a way that I admit to being apprehensive when they returned with sophomore album Crooked Doors in 2015. Thankfully the writing remains consistently strong and while arguably the least rocking album of Royal Thunder’s career thus far, Wick still has plenty of guts and emotional impact. When they do choose to unleash the hard rocking beast, songs like The Sinking Chair and Turnaround deliver in spades, the former in particular is an absolute spitfire, its seething tone reminiscent of The Line.
Band Name Royal Thunder. Released date 07 April 2017. Labels Spinefarm Records. Music StyleHeavy Rock. Members owning this album8.
Bands like Royal Thunder are the kinds which remind people how unnecessary it can be to pigeonhole artists into specific genres when trying to explain how their music sounds, or what kind of fans will enjoy it the most. Since 2010, Atlanta’s Royal Thunder has managed to avoid a definitive categorisation to their music while simultaneously maintaining, and progressing, their own distinct sound which most fans still can't quite seem to define. As a logical succession of "Crooked Doors", Royal Thunder’s continuous evolution comes in the shape of how their latest album, WICK , is structured.
Produced by Joey Jones. No spark No light No words to say or to write My dreams disappear My hope turns into fear. My mind let go Fell out and into a hold No heart No fight No feelings to bury inside. No wind No sail All colors washed out and pale No tick No tock No time Spins on the clock. And all of the children and everything I know No truth smile or good man Could make me feel anything at all.