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Rival Fire Riot Review
RIVAL FIRE
RIOT

SONY MUSIC
Release Date: May 20th 2016



Melbourne based electro rock band Rival Fire have released their new EP "Riot" which is a preview to their upcoming debut album yet to be announced. Describing in their bio that they want listeners to feel the emotion threaded through their music, the band have certainly accomplished what they wanted to achieve in making you feel the emotive aspects that the songs strives for.
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Even though the band are deemed rock, there is a lot of electronic and pop elements that drive the songs forward. That's not to say that the guitars are not there but they merely seem to only play a part in the overall sound. The opening title track leads the way in this idea as it's more of a dancey beat than a rock tune. "Doctor" however is much more rock n' roll at least in it's opening main riff and while it had potential in the beginning, the poppier chorus lines dragged the sound back to more pop infused rock at best.

"Take The Fall" again has a more interesting intro and has an almost folksy swinging vibe but falls flat with more pop driven stuff which gets ruined by a lot of noise in the mid-section. It's not a bad thing if you love that kind of thing but if you are looking for something that caters to the rockier mindset, it may not be your kind of thing.

"All By Yourself" has an even stronger electronic element going for it and the guitars are all but non- existent. It's a moody and more melancholic number which is far different to the more uptempo beats of the other tracks which makes this an either disappointing or interesting ender for the EP. It's not a hugely guitar driven batch of songs but by all means if you are looking for more pop/electronic stuff with a lot of melodic parts and hooky chorus lines in your rock albums, then this might be your thing.


TRACKLIST
Riot
Doctor
Take The Fall
All By Yourself
Riot (Clean)

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Review by The Rockpit