The Royal Heist are one of those bands that you want to see live after listening to their album. There is so much energy on Midnight In the Garden of Evil that must translate into their live shows.
The band self-released Midnight In the Garden of Evil on April 20 and the album features production work by Mykul Lee of Oh No Not Stereo and Max Coane who did production for The Rocket Summer and Jack's Mannequin. Vocalist Collin Pulsipher's tone is reminiscent of Shawn Harris of The Matches or Tim Kasher of Cursive.
The "whoa-oh's" on "'Beg For More" actually work and add to the sing-a-long nature of the music. While most songs seem to be lacking lyrically during the verses, the powerful choruses make up for it.
The fast-paced melodies make you want to dance and you can't help but yell along with the gang vocals in songs like "Lock and Load" and "Take Take Take."
The energy in each song pushes the album forward at a good pace. Overall, Midnight In the Garden of Evil is a quality danceable rock album.
RIYL: The Matches, Cursive, Kings of Leon
by Freelancer: Erica Devaney