Dark Rainbow is the sound of a band evolving, a trip through who Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes were, who they are, and the boundless possibilities of who they can become.
Known for their scorching anthems that blend brooding desert rock, hardcore, and power-pop, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes can sometimes sound like more than a band, like they're architects of a sonic uprising. Redefining rock music is never easy, but they manage to transcend eras and scenes, carving a niche that is uniquely theirs and, in the process, challenge all the worn-out cliches of rock music.
Right from the start, Dark Rainbow sets itself apart as a departure from their previous records, which were snapshots capturing the environs of their creation. Instead, Dark Rainbow is an exploration that looks inward, born from self-reflection, memory, and gratitude. Rock 'n' roll comes in all shapes and forms, and sometimes bands have to shed their skin to become something new. The album gets deeper into the southern gothic balladry and crooning alt rock that the band has subtly experimented with in their previous releases. Now these elements take center stage, managing to come across both evocative and powerful. It's a step forward, an embrace of self-acceptance, and a quest for the authentic spirit that defines their musical identity.
The Rattlesnakes' reputation for blistering anthems finds new expression in this album. The raw energy and unapologetic attitude that have become their signature are still intact, but now infused with a matured ability to look inward. Each track has a sense of purpose, a deliberate look at the complexities of their own narrative. In a world often saturated with conformity, Dark Rainbow shines like a beacon of individuality. Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes not only defy expectations but also dismantle the limitations of a sound that sometimes succumbs to predictability. They challenge the listener and urge them to question the very essence of what rock and roll can be.
Beyond the songs themselves, there's an undeniable strength in the album's overarching theme of self-acceptance. And it resonates with authenticity and resilience, a search for one's true identity in a world that often demands you fit in. Dark Rainbow is a manifesto, filled with unassuming anthems for those seeking to find their place in a world running out of unique spaces. It's a call to arms, a reminder that rock and roll is not a formula, but a canvas for constant reinvention.