Album Review: Kopek - Rise
by Peter N
There are moments in your life where you get addicted to an album. Not because of a million superlatives you can throw at it but because it perfectly suits your mood at that moment in time. The rebellious, powerful, anarchy rock of 'Rise' by Kopek suits me right to the ground these days and I'm loving it.
Kopek are a shouty, noisy, angry band who can write hooks and tunes that satisfy the 'ah fuck it' side of you with real purpose and style. Within a tidal wave of sound there's some fine moments on 'Rise'.
The anarchist 'Revolution' kicks off the album in energetic style and is in fairness the best and most accessible track on the album.
Other highlights include 'Changeling' which is a nod to a more US college radio sound, the album closer 'Ego Death' with them 'hand claps' and 80's style synth sounds and the radio friendly 'The Water Song'. However the official video for 'The Water Song' is tough viewing:
Again this album suits my January 'beat the blues' attitude and it doesn't matter that it's not 'vintage' or 'groundbreaking' or 'original'. What matters is that if you want a rock album to ignite a fire in you then seek out 'Rise' by Irish band Kopek.
Kopek - Rise [10 out of 12]
Buy The Album: https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/rise/id917355747?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Album Launch: 07.02.15 Dublin Button Factory
Support from The Viking Project
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