CROBOT Releases ‘Feel This’

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.

About T.M. Strubel

Deep in the Blue Mountains of Pennsylvania, you’ll find this guy, rocking out at his favorite campground. When not hosting a game of trivia at the famous “Cow Palace,” you’ll find him riding the nature trails in his custom golf cart, listening to music as diverse as Aerosmith, Cream and Pink Floyd, to Jane’s Addiction and Lenny Kravitz. It’s true, he probably shouldn’t be driving so fast with Parkinson’s Disease, but don’t tell him that. He’s been moving and shaking (get it??) to his own beat ever since he snuck out at age 15 to see George Thorogood & The Destroyers. So...if you find yourself lost in the woods some cold night, and hear the mournful sounds of “Folsom Prison Blues” echoing through the trees, make your way to the source. You’ll find a roaring campfire beside a gazebo. Pull up a camp stool and sit next to the guy with the cane. You’ll soon realize that’s not Johnny Cash he’s playing. That would be “Small Town Titans”, and he’d love to tell you about them! Stay awhile. Let’s talk music...

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