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Max Raptor – Max Raptor | Album Review

Punk rock four-piece Max Raptor just released their self-titled album on April 22nd. Find out what we thought of it here!

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Max Raptor never fail to deliver kick-ass punk music, and their newest self-titled album is no exception. The album was released on 22nd April via Hassle Records and it follows Damage Appreciation, their last EP released in 2015. Irate lyrics, fervent riffs and brash vocals are just some of the things that make this band so addictive to listen to, and the new album is a reminder of how punk Max Raptor are and why you should listen to them.

The band are great at crafting catchy and aggressive punk riffs and tracks from the self-titled such as ‘Day Release’ and ‘Torch Led’ are among the strongest examples of this. But trust us, it’s really hard to choose because the majority of tracks on the album have riffs which are incredibly catchy. There’s something about the pace, angst and thrashy riffs in ‘Day Release’ that is reminiscent of Against Me! and it makes for a great listen.

Tracks like ‘Big Divide’ and ‘Keep The Peace’ have huge choruses and end up being really catchy songs. The political undertones in ‘Keep The Peace’ combined with the crashing cymbals, precise drumming and fast paced guitar riffs make it a really strong opening track for the album. ‘Damage Appreciation’ sounds slightly different to other tracks on the album. As well as the abrasive yells, Wil Ray also includes vocals that are less harsh and it’s an interesting break from the rest of the tracks as it’s one incorporating both harsh and softer elements.

‘When I Was A Gentleman’ and ‘Concrete’ are Max Raptor’s strongest points on the album. They’re both examples of everything you could possibly want to hear from a punk song. The repeated vocals on both tracks and up beat tempos make it impossible for you not to listen to them really loudly and furiously nod your head.

These guys definitely do whatever they want to do with their music, and it works. So, if you like angst-filled, cathartic and catchy punk music, then you should make sure to go and check out Max Raptor’s new self-titled album because we can guarantee that you won’t regret it. Their hard work on this album has really paid off and they’ve succeeded in producing a solid series of commendable punk rock tracks.

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