Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Royal Guard – I Wanna Know / Why Can’t We Be Together

The high-energy attack of The Royal Guard link together power-pop, punk, rock, and emotive styles into an easy to digest while still intricate effort. The disparate elements here – the supersonic vocals, splashy drums, and orchestral compositions – unite to create a track that will stick in the minds and hearts of listeners long after it concludes. The unique sound created by The Royal Guard during I Wanna Know gives them an inside track for rock rotation; while there may be hints of My Chemical Romance and Alkaline Trio, the amount of themselves that they bring to this track will make fans of anyone lucky enough to listen in.1407294049_P1020764 (1)

The ability of The Royal Guard to spin together a bevy of different styles means that this track will stand to repeat listens, as listeners attempt to find every twist and turn that the band has placed here. Why Can’t We Be Together continues with the same high quality present during I Wanna Know, but the sing-along aspect of the vocals make this more of a rock anthem. I feel that the band gives it their all during the arrangement of this composition as everything feels so organic and earnest. The sheer ability of this three piece should show listeners that the band is ready for a full length release; Why Can’t We Be Together is an immense track that creates an epic feeling in the space of a few minutes. Make it a point to add them on Facebook to see their latest news. I have a feeling that we will hear more about The Royal Guard in the months and years to come.

Rating: 8.7/10

The Royal Guard – I Wanna Know / Why Can’t We Be Together / 2014 Self / /