If you were to scroll through Attila frontman Fronzilla’s Facebook page, you will probably see a shitload of memes, clickbait and merchandise advertisement for his company Stay Sick Clothing. It is via various social media platforms that Fronz, and the band by proxy, receives a constant volley of hate. There are two types of people: those who love Attila, and those who hate them. Most of the hatred stems from their vulgar lyrical content and simplistic song competition... But this is also the reason why other people love them. Hate for the band became quite apparent after the release of About That Life in 2013, when many people expressed their opinion that the band had sold out due to their stylistic choice of glamorous clothing and gold embellishments which made them appear to be an African-American hip-hop group. Front would often tend to his social media and provoke his ‘haters’ in retaliations that some people would call offensive. On the 15th of September, Fronz announced that he would be making a live broadcast the next day to apologise to the world for hurting people with his words. The next day he released this statement,
“I want every single one of you to know that I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. I am so sorry... Sorry that you’re a little bitch!”
This line mimicked the opening phrase from ‘Public Apology’, the first single from the band’s sixth studio album, Chaos. The reoccurring theme throughout the album is essentially throwing a middle finger salute to anything and everyone that suggests that they should change.
Attila has certainly come through with the goods on this one, with a brilliant blend of metalcore and hip-hop with a tasty hint of southern blues. It’s one of those albums that you’ll want to listen to all the way through, with each song leading seductively into the next, exposing the narrative throughout. Fronz has definitely picked up the game, giving his best vocal performance yet with a more refined singing style, yet still retaining his old punchy raps and low gutturals. Top picks would be Bulletproof, Rise Up, King and if you’re feeling particular ‘gangsta’ then Moshpit (ft. EDM producer Ookay) is sure to get you wearing your pants real low and scratching your nuts. There is a reason this band is often labelled as ‘party metal’, and it’s exemplified in this album.
If you love Attila, you’re going to love this album, and if you hate this Attila, then you are going to enjoy it about as much as a rape.
Note: Being offended is for fuckwits.