Reckless and Relentless

Album: Reckless and Relentless (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Asking Alexandria is a Post-Hardcore/Metalcore band from the city of York in north England. They formed in 2007 when rhythm guitarist and synth player Ben Bruce contacted some of his old pals after moving back to England from Dubai. The line-up for their second album Reckless and Relentless consisted of Bruce, vocalist Danny Worsnop, lead guitarist Cameron Liddell, bass guitarist Sam Bettley and drummer James Cassells.
  • Bruce explained the album title to Artist Direct: "The title is something that we felt summed up the whole album and our two years of touring so far. It has been 'Reckless and Relentless.' We haven't stopped touring since before the first album came out. We went on tour about a month before the first album came out and we haven't stopped since then. We took a break to go into the studio and had a week off for Christmas and that's it. It's constant touring. After we named the album, Children of Bodom came out with a record called The Reckless Relentless, and I was like, 'That f--king sucks!' [Laughs] We weren't going to change it though because we felt like it was the perfect name for this album, and it tells the story we wanted to tell."
  • Worsnop told Artist Direct that there is a lyrical thread that runs throughout the Reckless and Relentless album. He explained it, "is all about my drug, sex, and alcohol addictions. It's basically a document of stuff that I was going through or had done."

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