The Joy Formidable
The Big Roar - Canvasback/Atlantic
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Mary Kosearas on March 17, 2011
Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable gives us a roar that makes things of the ’90s seem modern again. Echoing that big rock sound from over a decade ago, the album cranks out some anthemic tracks buzzing with energy, depth and damn good noise. Somehow, above the throbbing layers of guitar riffs and pounding drums, the incredible voice of Ritzy Bryan gives this three-piece the perfect balance with her brazen yet refined voice.