Royal Incest would like to give us an ‘Invitation’

The first single from third album ‘Queen of Drama’ (due for release on 21st May 2021), German alternative five-piece Royal Incest bring us this delightful ‘Invitation’ to their ‘house of gold’, with its exquisite torture chamber of scissors, thumbscrews, and boiling oils. ‘Invitation’ bounces along on a hooky little riff, time changes and stop/starts just in the right places to catch you unawares and add to the sense of foreboding and discomfort. It’s kind of poppy-indie-feeling for the most part, but there’s some cute little ‘metal’ sections that sound a bit like Pantera or Rage, a nice wah-wah driven shredded solo, and some decent staccato drum-led parts, all of which segue nicely together into a mixture of punk, grunge, and indie-tinged rock. Founded in 1992 near Munster, ‘Queen of Drama’ is a fine return for Royal Incest; ‘Invitation’ is a great introduction to the new album, ably added to by the rather shiny official video.

You can see the video for ‘Invitation’ on YouTube. Check out Royal Incest on Facebook.

Review by Alex Holmes

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