They’ve been part of the US hard rock scene for some time now, the Pottsville, PA natives, Crobot. Listeners have been enjoying four albums since 2012, with 2019’s Motherbrain being their most resounding success to date. And now their fifth album Feel This has dropped, which will certainly bring them more fans and success.
The exceptionally high energy rock by singer Brandon Yeagley, guitarist Chris Bishop, bassist Tim Peugh and drummer Dan Ryan continues the trail that 2019’s Motherbrain has blazed with the 12 tracks on Feel This.
“Electrified” opens the album as an enthusiastic ode to the great stadium anthems. The hard rock riffs are exploding with a groove that runs through most of this album. Human nature flows like a winding river through all the tracks, from capricious alliances in “Dizzy” to rising above your failures in “Holy Ghost”. “Set You Free” begins as a ballad but quickly evolves into a smasher of a song which screams at the universe in frustration for believing in something too much. “Without Wings” is a tragic unholy cautionary tale of redemption gone wrong and hopelessness. My favorite track is “Dance with the Dead”, with its witty vocals and irresistible beat. It will put a smile on your face as you forget about all that troubles you.
The song “Golden” is a noble epitaph to one who died far too soon. Aptly, a fitting tribute for Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell.
Brandon Yeagley’s gravel rough vocals define an authentic voice, only in the rarest times does it seem a bit alternative. You can feel the music coming to life in the hands of Crobot. Music that sounds equally befit a smoky barroom or an arena setting. Give Feel This a try and you will be feeling the music for sure.