Skytown Riot Makes You Feel "Alive in the Fire"
When you hit play on a great song, a song that is well-produced and well crafted, you know it. Skytown Riot has created an entire collection of incredible songs in their latest album Alive in the Fire. Drawing inspiration from bands such as 10 Years, Shinedown, and My Chemical Romance, they have integrated parts of their influences with a sound that is uniquely themselves.
Alive in The Fire is rife with gnarly guitar riffs, stellar vocal performances, heavy bass lines, and hard hitting drum beats. In their song titled Devil’s Masquerade, there is a lyric that sticks out: “You do it for the money, you do it for the fame,” but Skytown Riot is doing it for the love of their art, and you can hear it coming from each and every note they play.
The album's first track, Breaking Silence, goads you into the experience with a soft and chiming riff, then sharply charges you into the full energy of the song as the full band comes in. Just as you lean into the heavy movement of the intro, the first verse carries you into the story of being alive in the music. As I interpret it, some of us are able to experience this life through music, and that somehow makes us feel more alive than others who are just wading through. Listen for the line right before the chorus: “I’ll write a song, and I’ll play it when I’m sick of silence.” This is when the song erupts and you know exactly who “Skytown Riot” is.
A piece of what makes this album so exciting is the energy it brings to the listener. I strongly recommend that you listen to Alive in The Fire straight through from start to finish. As you listen, you’ll notice that each new song blends perfectly with the one before it to create a seamless experience. You can listen to the full album right now:
Skytown Riot is playing at the February Nashville Offbeat showcase at The 5 Spot on February 28th! Come out to catch a great night of music, and to support a band who will blow up before you know it! For more about Skytown riot, follow them on Facebook and Instagram and check out their website www.skytownriot.com for tour dates!