Falling in Reverse Kicks In The Door With New Single "Drugs"
I’m a sucker for a good hook, so naturally, I’m a sucker for Falling in Reverse and Ronnie Radke. From 2011’s “The Drug In Me Is You” to Falling In Reverse’s last outing “Coming Home”, the band finds a way to deliver a handful of tracks with catchy, high energy choruses. One thing that has shook up FIR’s reception since their formation is their willingness to dabble across different genres, not just throughout an album, but even within a song.
Everybody’s on drugs. Or at least that’s the message laid down in Falling in Reverse’s latest single “Drugs”, which features Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor. If you did yourself a favor and listened to “Coming Home” in 2017 or since, you’d know that Ronnie and crew aren’t afraid to program or produce any amount of the song they feel will best deliver the sound they want you hearing. Mix ambient noise layers, dialed in drum hits, crunchy in-your-face overdriven and distorted guitar tone with a journey of singing, rapping, screaming, singing, and screaming again; that’s the kind of designer cocktail you could only cook up on a song called “Drugs”.
And without condoning drug use, the best I can say is not all drugs are bad. In a musical sense, “Drugs” is in fact great. Ronnie’s tone over the last five years has really locked in. His vocals are well produced and recorded without coming off as too programmed. His screaming is coherent and understandable… like you were hearing someone screaming in passion or pleading as opposed to an expression of a basic emotion.
Corey Taylor’s bridge piece is instantly recognizable and reconfirming of the explicit mark “Drugs” will surely earn for language. Corey has a one-of-a-kind growl that seems to echo behind and under a very loud yet crisp delivery. He’s his own boost pedal, blended perfectly between roar and belt. I don’t know how Corey seems to always land the best featured work, but “Drugs” can definitely be added to his resume of far-reaching recordings.
If Falling in Reverse gives us 12 tracks more of this on an Epitaph distribution this year, you’ll be having to endure another notch in Ronnie’s belt as a consistent and talented songwriter and musician. And if you don’t agree… that’s ok. According to Ronnie… you and everyone else is on drugs. There isn’t much in this world, including public opinion, that will stand between Falling in Reverse and stretching the Venn-diagram of the metal scene.
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