Lately, I've been absolutely loving Beartooth's most recent album, Disease. Previously, I would not have said I was a fan of Beartooth, but I got hooked on one song in particular on the album, and delved right in. Now I own all their albums, and am thinking I would like to do a review for each one, just because I can. Obviously I am late to the game, as none of their albums are new at this point, but when have I ever been on time for something? Its happened, but its incredibly rare.
Today, I think I am going to start with the one I've been loving, which I already said is Disease. The album came out on September 28, 2018, and it is their third studio album. It made its debut with the title track on July 23,2018. Now I personally think I heard about this and skipped over it, but someone close to me began listening to it quite often not long after its release. So, I was hearing songs without knowing the titles for quite some time.
Then one song in particular got my attention, one that was not a single, but is simply incredible if you ask me. That song is, "Believe." It stood out greatly to me, as it felt different from any other Beartooth song I had heard to date. This might not actually accurate, as I am still learning about Beartooth. It just resonated really well with me. Its mostly the beat, as it feels more upbeat than what I have ever been used to from them, but in a way it feels very empowering though its not meant to be. It actually says, "I'd give anything, anything to make me believe it." The 'it' in this situation is that everything will work itself out and be alright. Its not meant to be empowering at all, its more of a brain dump, but we all know its nice to have someone put your own thoughts into different words.
There's a handful of songs I find myself playing often, and it does depend on my mood just a little bit. Those songs include, "Afterall", "Greatness or Death", and "Infection."
I'm not going to talk about all of them, but I do want to talk about, "Afterall" for a moment. Have you ever been just trying to go through the motions and ignore any off putting feelings you might be having? Probably, and we all know eventually everything that was bottled up, comes out. Its like a carbonated drink once its been shaken, and in the moments after it happened, usually you're frustrated about it. You didn't hold it together, and you tend to beat yourself up a little bit for not being strong enough. That's not the case, and I wish the human brain wouldn't go that route, but this song acknowledges that its just happening because you're human. "I guess I'm just human after all."
This song fully personifies the feeling of not being or doing enough, of the struggle that comes with life. The anxiety, the possible failures, all of it. And it just runs with it in such a heavy, yet up beat manner. Hands down this and "Believe" are my favorite songs on this album.
If you're feeling angry and need some loud music to get your aggression out or even just get the blood pumping, this is the album for you. It also has a lot of relatable moments, so either way, you're getting something emotional and real. Sincerely, even if you've never been into Beartooth, I would recommend this album. I was never a fan either, but this album changed my mind on that one. I plan on checking out their other two albums in full very soon, so stay tuned for those reviews.
And of course, be sure to check out Beartooth's music wherever you get your music. iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, Amazon, you guys know where to get the music. To go with it, hit up their website to check out their merch store, as well as all the tour dates. They are playing many European festivals such as Rock Am Ring, Zeppelinfeld, Rock Im Park, Infest 2019, Download, and so many more.
To see more information go to Beartoothband.com, and you can from there see all of their upcoming appearances as well as find links to all the festivals.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.