With the release of their self-titled debut in 2014, the British rock duo Royal Blood took the rock world by storm going from relative unknowns to making huge festival appearances seemingly overnight. What’s been the secret to their success? With hammering riffs and infectious melodies, the duo have given rock fans exactly what they’ve been craving. The band looks to continue this magic formula on their sophomore album “How Did We Get So Dark?”
When listening to Royal Blood, the first thing you notice is the absolute immensity of the sound. It seems almost impossible to achieve such a huge sonic blast from only a two piece but lead vocalist and bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher make it happen. One is instantly hooked whether it’s the bouncing beats and catchy melody of “I Only Lie When I Love You” or the punishing riffs and fiery solo of “Lights Out.” Don’t miss the massive riff in “Hook, Line, and Sinker” or the dark grind of “She’s Creeping.”
With “How Did We Get So Dark?,” Royal Blood has avoided the dreaded sophomore slump and taken another step forward towards rock and roll superstardom.