One Word Album Review: Beartooth’s ‘Aggressive’


Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the things pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for hours and hours of hard work. 

We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the one word album review. 

First up on the many OWARs to come (One Word Album Reviews; come on, keep up) is Beartooth’s blistering sophomore album Aggressive. Hitting stores last week via Red Bull Records, Aggressive, as frontman Caleb Shomo told us late last year, is a “better Beartooth album.” From front to back, the entire record bleeds Shomo’s signature screams, fast-paced riffs and catchy-as-hell hooks staying true to 2014′s Disgusting. 

Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to Shomo as he carefully chose twelve specific words to describe each of his band’s twelve transcendent tracks. After reading what the former Attack Attack! frontman had to say about Aggressive, be sure to not only pick up a copy but also check out our latest chat with him here.    







“Fair Weather Friend”




“Sick Of Me”




“Always Dead”


“However You Want It Said”


“Find A Way”


“Rock Is Dead”


“King Of Anything”