Yellow Monsters (옐로우 몬스터즈) – RIOT! Review

Yellow Monsters’ Self-titled album has been a weekly staple listen for me. It’s one of the best current Korean rock albums mixing rock and punk together in a way I haven’t heard in a long time. The energy from the album was only exponentially increased when I saw their performance on Club Mroot.

RIOT! is their second full-length and it blows the first release out of the water, and I love the first album. Featuring fifteen unforgettable tracks, I was looking forward to listening to it, thinking that it would at its worst, meet the brilliance of the first album.

While the first album had a definite precision, at the same time it did feel like the band was feeling each other out. Finding their individual abilities as they contributed to the music.

The album really shows that the trio are comfortable playing with each other. RIOT! has more energy in every song, including the slower songs. It’s difficult to express how necessary this album is. For Korean rock, it shows that genres never die, but are revived in simply amazing ways.

Yellow Monsters deserves much support because they made one damn good album.