Rewind, Replay, Rebound this album one more time
Bassist Kasper Boye Larsen, vocalist and guitarist Micheal Poulsen and drummer Jon Larsen came together to form Volbeat back in 2001. The Danish rock group is known for their eclectic style and constantly evolving elements that aren’t usually typical for rock—gospel choir for example. From serious, inspiring songs to funny melodies, the band doesn’t leave out any variety in their newest release, Rewind, Replay, Rebound. It’s a journey from old classic sounds to new elements of music for the band.
The band emphasizes the feeling of being alive, starting with “Last Day Under the Sun.” They incorporate tons of fun riffs in a manner similar to bands like Weezer. This track, like many on the album, is a positively penetrating song about feeling and living in the “Last Day Under the Sun.” With wide-ranging, high-hitting vocals, this is definitely an album to listen to with the windows rolled down on a sunny day. Volbeat doesn’t leave out the fun and laughter with their goofy second track, “Pelvis on Fire.” The crunch of post-war blues and Elvis funk makes this track true to the king. With Elvis-like growls and funky retro sounds, this comical song is definitely a favorite.
There are also many songs on this album that feel like ballads about life and self-expression, like the third song, “Rewind the Exit.” The band brings in more guitar along with a killer solo that gets the heart racing. “Die to Live” follows, with a title that is self-explanatory and cuts to the essence of the song, and the album. The tune could be categorized as an anthem for those who live like they’re dying. With multiple singers playing off each other, the band brings in some throaty, grungy elements.
Volbeat also produces some beach rock sounds throughout the album, and especially on “Sorry Sack of Bones.” On this one, they definitely turn up the heat and intensity. They also give a sense of “sabbatical healing” on their seventh track “Cloud.” Float away and rock on to this track that reminds listeners that “life keeps moving and you’ll be fine.”
Listeners can truly let loose and feel free with the Danish band’s newest release. Bringing in a variety of sounds and vibrations, they allow you to let loose and go crazy to “Maybe I Believe.” These fun, but heavy songs have a beautiful way of expressing the ups and downs of life through music—an import part of the process. Feed your soul with this new album, and the last track, “Everlasting.” Truly leaving an everlasting impression, the band implores their fans to Rewind, Replay, Rebound these tracks one more time.