School Disco’s latest album, “Denton Rock,” is a relentless sonic assault on the senses that demands your attention and refuses to let go. Independent Music News describes the album as something that will “slide right into your ear and stay in your brain for years to come,” and this sentiment couldn’t be more accurate. “Denton Rock” is a bold and unapologetic fusion of influences ranging from Black Sabbath and CAN to sci-fi literature and HP Lovecraft.
What makes “Denton Rock” truly stand out is its powerful lyrical content. The album delves into politics, environmentalism, and the struggles of the working class, offering a relevant and in-touch perspective on the issues of our time. Songs like ‘King,’ ‘Crying Beats,’ and ‘Master Of Disguise’ showcase the band’s willingness to be politically outspoken and serve as a call to arms for an abandoned generation.
Rory, the band’s frontman, speaks passionately about the political undercurrents of the album, highlighting the failures of the government in addressing LGBTQ+ issues, environmental concerns, immigration, and more. “Denton Rock” doesn’t shy away from addressing these issues head-on, and its authenticity is palpable.
Overall, “Denton Rock” is School Disco’s most successful and well-received body of work to date. It’s a thrilling punk-rock journey that takes no prisoners, with high-octane instrumentals and a raw, unapologetic energy that leaves you exhilarated. In an era where music often shies away from tackling important issues, School Disco fearlessly steps up to the plate and delivers an album that is not only musically engaging but socially relevant.
Review By: Diana Reed