Review: Modern Ruin (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes)
Modern Ruin is the second full-length release from Frank Carter’s latest music incarnation – the Rattlesnakes. For a world so fraught, this album could not have arrived at a more appropriate time. The record tells a story – with Frank as the main character – and highlights a number of points and subjects in his everyday life.
The album opens with a minute-long song called Bluebelle, which is written and performed solely by Frank himself and touches on the subject of his pet dog. As an emotional, but raw, opening, it presents a perfect summary of the next 40 minutes, as the listener (or audience – whichever way you want to see it) is taken through a journey into Frank’s life (and, essentially, his mind).