Mexican hard rock sister trio, The Warning have finally arrived with their highly anticipated debut full-length album, ERROR with Republic Records. Touching on powerful and emotional subject matter such as technology, the generational gap, anxiety, suppression, and love, just to name a few, ERROR manages to blend powerful lyrical content with timeless sounds that will bridge the gap between younger and older listeners. Driven by heavy guitars, powerful drums and soulful, commanding vocals, and lending sounds from the 80’s, 90’s, early 2000’s and today, the songs that make up ERROR feel like they could have stepped out of any era in music, which makes the lyrical content all the more accessible.
It’s rare when an album feels both refreshing and timeless, but The Warning manage to pull exactly that off with ease on ERROR. Timely subject matter blends perfectly with arena-ready guitar, strong bass and driving, massive drums, all tied together by Daniela “Dany” Villarreal’s soaring, soulful vocals. Kicking off ERROR is the empowering “DISCIPLE”, which sets the tone for the songs to follow. The epic sounds and powerful lyrics from “DISCIPLE” are effortlessly carried onto the suffocating “CHOKE,” which touches on feelings of helplessness and suppression. The songs that follow are no less vulnerable and no less explosive, as well.
Epic and commanding, the album plays like a live show. The pounding drums hit you right in the chest while Dany’s vocals pierce your soul. A perfect example of this is the energetic track, “Z”, which is spearheaded by powerful drums and bass. Meanwhile, ERROR also manages to balance very personal lyrical content with more relatable generalized tracks. Vulnerable songs like “AMOUR”, which asks “would you die for me?” and the intimate “23” sit side by side with empowering, confident tracks like “EVOLVE” which finds Dany insisting, “I’m not in danger / I’m the danger”, while the introspective title track dives deep into the human condition and “KOOLAID KIDS” reveals “Fear and regret go hand in hand / But that’s what it means to be human”.
Powerful, explosive, commanding and vulnerable, ERROR delivers both emotionally and sonically. Whether you’re looking for a good singalong, something to blast in the car at full volume, something that’ll make you think, or just something that gets you, there’s a little bit of all of that in ERROR, from the explosive opener to the emotional closing track. As their major label debut, ERROR delivers and then some, proving that The Warning have quite a career ahead of them.