Apache Rose, the exiled Russian band, is back with a thunderous bang in their latest single, "Cabin Fever." This track, released alongside the announcement of their second album in the making, is a force to be reckoned with. As the heavy drums kick in and the sound textures envelop you, you can't help but be transported to the golden era of '90s grunge.
The "quiet/loud" dynamics, a signature move of bands like the Pixies and Nirvana, are skillfully executed in "Cabin Fever." It's a musical rollercoaster, with the verses drawing you in with a sense of impending tension and the explosive choruses hitting you like a storm. Ilya Novokhatskiy's vocals, driven by a visceral energy, cut through the wall of sound, leaving an indelible mark.
What's even more intriguing is that this single is just a teaser of what's to come on their forthcoming album. If "Cabin Fever" is any indication, we're in for a thrilling and intense musical journey. The decision to record most of the instruments themselves, under Novokhatskiy's guidance, seems to have paid off, as the track boasts a level of confidence and power that's hard to ignore.
With a tentative late 2023 release date for the album and no fixed title yet, Apache Rose has set the stage for eager anticipation. "Cabin Fever" is a tantalizing taste of what's to come, and it's a must-listen for anyone hungry for authentic, unapologetic rock music.