VIKINGO! release debut EP ‘Set It On Fire’

EP Review Review
7

ICM Rating

Vikingo! sounds like a football chant you would hear in a packed out stadium but it’s actually a Los Angeles-based rock ‘n’ roll quartet.

The band have just released their debut EP ‘Set It On Fire’, sturring up loud electrifying riffs throughout their three tracks with pure energy. It hits home in its expression of the absurd discourse on current social and political climate.

Kicking off with the title track, ‘Set It On Fire’ releases a huge burst of energy from the get-go. The track aims to incite rebellion against the shallowness, ludicrousness and general idiocy by setting everything on fire.

Their previously released single ‘One Man Town’ has a solid, groovy rhythm showing off that American rock style perfectly. Vocally you get a soft, yet powerful feel from the track the would be awesome live.

Final track ‘Made Up Sex’ is drum and vocal orientated this time around with some lovely guitar soundscapes during the verses. The track is one huge middle finger to the current white house office.

Compromised of Daniel Jimenez Afanador on lead vocals and guitar, Sejo Navajas on guitar, Andreas Kvinge Sandnes on bass, and Chris Roberts on drums, VIKINGO! came into existence in 2017. ‘Set It On Fire’ was recorded at the famed 4th Street Recording (Muse, The Beach Boys, Bad Suns) and was mastered by Dale Becker (Macklemore, Neil Diamond).

“The Set It On Fire EP means a lot to us because it’s our friendship in rock n’ roll form,” said VIKINGO!. “We’ve all been in the music business for a while and rock n’ roll has always been the link that’s connected us.

“We produced, recorded and mixed it ourselves with the intention of making something that would truly be rock ‘n’ roll. That is, we wanted to make something truly rebellious and not canned.”

Good

  • Strong guitars
  • Good vocals

Bad

  • Quite soft for a rock 'n' roll band

Summary

The band have just released their debut EP 'Set It On Fire', sturring up loud electrifying riffs throughout their three tracks with pure energy. It hits home in its expression of the absurd discourse on current social and political climate.
7

ICM Rating

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