Beartooth is a band I’ve always had a lot of respect for. In only two short years, they’ve successfully carved their own space in the genre, and have been absolutely killing it ever since. They have collected over 10 million views on YouTube, toured the globe with Slipknot, Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon and Sleeping With Sirens and are playing festivals like Reading & Leeds, Download, and Vans Warped Tour. They’ve earned multiple Alternative Press and Kerrang award nominations, gotten airplay on Radio 1 and SiriusXM Octane and been named a “New Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone. But at the end of the day, they’re still just a bunch of super rad dudes who make excellent music.
Their latest album Aggressive is out June 3rd, and you’re going to want to get your hands on it ASAP. Beartooth functions as a well-oiled machine, with Aggressive being a direct reflection of their ability to create music that is faithful to the genre, but is also accessible to any first-time listeners. Aggressive is definitely reminiscent of old-school punk and vintage screamo, which takes you right back to your high school years (you know, minus the acne and awkward sexual experiences, of course). My favourite tracks are “Loser” and “However You Want It Said”.
Apart from listening to their album through headphones, Beartooth is a band that absolutely kills it with their live performances. I had the pleasure of seeing them perform at South By So What fest in Dallas this past March, and more recently last month in Rochester, NY. They put on one hell of a live show, and certainly don’t disappoint with this record.
You can get your paws on Aggressive on June 3rd.
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