Royal Republic
We Are The Royal


3.5
great

Review

by Boris Canzano USER (9 Reviews)
April 17th, 2012 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The infectious energy and excellent riffing makes this an album that’s not hard to enjoy.

Royal Republic is a relatively new rock band from Sweden. Like fellow countrymen The Hives, they play energetic, rough, and fun rock and roll. When it comes to fun, catchy rock music, We Are The Royal hardly skips a beat. It may not feature anything groundbreaking or revolutionary but it is sure to get your head nodding only a few seconds in.

Royal Republic comes out guns blazing on the first track, "The Royal". It’s fast and furious and sets the mood perfectly for the rest of the album. When second track "The President’s Daughter" comes around, we get a glimpse into Royal Republic’s riffing prowess. Complete with a great main riff and a catchy chorus, this song is an album highlight. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Royal Republic does a great job keeping the energy of the album going with more short (not one song over 3:00), fast, and fun songs, not even stopping for rest once. “Tommy-Gun” is constructed around a terrific bass and has another great sing-along chorus making it another album highlight. “Underwear” is another ridiculously catchy tune that shows Royal Republic’s sense of humor too. The easy-to-remember, lighthearted lyrics and relentless energy of this track make it one of their best, and for good reason.

Frontman Adam Grahn brings a raw energy to each and every song that will hold your attention throughout the 14 tracks, but the instrumentation that Royal Republic showcases is the true highlight of the album. We Are The Royal is stuffed with aggressive and catchy hard rock riffs that you will remember. They keep the tempo going strong and fast and never stop to slow down once in 14 songs. For all fans of rock music in general, this is a must listen. While it may be whimsical and blithe, We Are The Royal is an incredibly fun listen and good for more than a few spins in the CD player.



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Sirob
April 17th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

another short one. i tried to make it read like a 3.5 but it might read like a 4. oh well, feedback appreciated.

bloc
May 28th 2012


34872 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Holy hell this is so awesome

Sirob
May 29th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

isnt it?? such a fun listen

bloc
May 29th 2012


34872 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wiki says a new album is coming out in August so I'm definitely on my toes for that.

Sirob
May 29th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

oh really? i didnt even know that thanks for the heads up man

bloc
May 29th 2012


34872 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No problem my man, shame it will get as much attention as this...

Sirob
May 29th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

i know, hopefully this band will really get noticed soon. its too bad cause they make some damn fun music

bloc
May 29th 2012


34872 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

No kidding, the riffs on this thing are unbelievably catchy. At first I wasn't sure about the lyrics (I first heard Underwear from these guys haha) but pair that up with the music and vocals and it just fits so well.

Sirob
May 29th 2012


2653 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

yeah i agree (as you can tell). honestly my rating should probably be a 4 not a 3.5. I enjoy this too much every time I listen to it to warrant a 3.5

LainVesper
June 17th 2012


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Saw this band a few weeks ago, they were pretty damn awesome.

crackalakin
October 23rd 2012


12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Saw these guys as the first band of a day long festival on one of the minor stages, there were only 50 odd people there. They had their 30 minute set pretty much cut in half because of technical difficulties but they put on a great show for the little time they were on.



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