Well here's a collaboration we never saw coming (but one we're definitely grateful for) - rap rock mainstay Hyro The Hero has recruited Spencer Charnas vocalist Ice Nine Kills to release an insanely catchy new anthem called 'Retaliation Generation'!
The tune combines a hip hop bounce with metalcore riffs, while Spencer's guest vocals giving the whole thing an extra dynamic. Fans of Fever 333 will probably be on board with what's on offer here - have a listen below, then continue on to read how the collab came about!
Hyro says of the tune:
"'Retaliation Generation' is a great song that represents the style of music I have come to be known for. Having Spencer sing the hook and Matt Good on production blasted this track into 'anthem' territory.
I think this song captures the emotion of what this generation feels in this crazy time we are living in. It's full on attack mode right from the beginning it’s such a great feeling when an artist like Spencer helps take a song like this to the next level. I want anybody who listens to this song to be a voice. Stand up for what you believe in.
Spencer further added:
"All I kept hearing from my people is how sick Hyro the Hero is, so I checked him out at The Viper Room, and it reminded me of the first time I saw Rage Against the Machine," Charnas recalls. "It was just off-the-chain, unbridled energy and I knew I wanted to be a part of it, and was lucky enough to be asked."
I think with everything going on in the last several years, our generation is holding people accountable. It's a movement in terms of a 'You ain't getting away with this shit anymore.' It's a battle cry. I think it's got such a cool overall message of not letting trials and tribulations of the world get you down. I think people can be their own worst enemy, and this is a song of empowerment. You can fight for what you believe in. It’s up to you to put up or shut up."