Theory Web Sleeve

Album Review: Theory – Say Nothing

Theory continue to aim squarely for the radio on Say Nothing…

Theory Of A Deadman – or just plain old Theory, as they now wish to be known – are one of those bands who sell platinum in North America, thanks to sounding like the textbook example of radio rock. 

Seventh album Say Nothing doesn’t stray from this mission statement and, like predecessor Wake Up Call (2017), it’s a distinctly poppy affair, something abundantly evident as soon as opener Black Hole In Your Heart gets things going. The equally string-laden title-track is a little more engaging, having a slightly moodier bent to it, and the hooks of Ted Bundy are almost evilly catchy, but the likes of Strangers and Quicksand are wholly disposable. 

Frontman Tyler Connolly spends a little less time moping than previously, and throws in subjects such as domestic violence, racism and politics, but when the musical backing is this over-polished and ultimately mundane, it’s hard to care what he’s singing about. 

Verdict: 2/5

Posted on January 30th 2020, 9:00a.m.
Read More
Svalbard in The K! Pit
Brit metallers Svalbard hit The K! Pit in association with Nordic Spirit at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar.
Wargasm in The K! Pit
Chaotic twosome Wargasm hit The K! Pit in association with ALT+LDN at Blondies, our favourite East London dive bar
Theory Of A Deadman Announce Tour Dates, Are Working On A New Album

Canadian post-grungers Theory Of A Deadman are working on a new record and have announced a lot of tour dates.

Mike Shinoda on a Linkin Park live return: "Now is not the time"

Mike Shinoda says that Linkin Park don’t have the emotional and creative math” worked out yet to consider a return to playing shows.