Doll Riot EP by Doll Riot: Review
Chaos, mayhem, madness – call them what you will, this all garage band had the totally right idea when they set their ways to come together and wreak havoc upon Earth with their debut album “Doll Riot”. Producing post-punk, alt-grunge songs with a spine-tingling playlist is their forte as they cover breakups, clichés, and obsessive ex-girlfriends.
The album starts off with “300 Years”, a strong piece whose satirical picture changes vision. Crashing drums, a powerful riff, and chord changes keep you listening and hooked to the next song, “Paresthesia” which, although heavily relies on context, dips into a dark, powerful rock riff that most definitely will make you tingle. It continues the same style with a hint of solidarity. The women deliver powerful build-ups and chorus outbursts. If you’re not headbanging throughout this song, you don’t like metal. You might as well leave your jeans, leather, and punk posters behind. The last track is the final nail in the coffin, a breakup song “Fuck You” which has a grittiness to it over fuzz-filled guitar riffs over the shortest of the song on the album.
The Californian foursome formed in 2020 to vent their issues with confinement, live gigs, and society – much like a confrontation over the Salem witch trials. Their first album is the auditory manifestation of their disappointments over utter bad luck and bad behavior. The band released their pent-up anger and wrath via a barrage of genre-bending music, which you’ll keep coming back for over and over again.
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Review by: Audrey Castel