The Warning consists of three sisters from Monterrey in Mexico. They received widespread interest for the first time because of their cover of Metallica’s Enter the Sandman, which went viral on YouTube. Since then, they’ve managed to put together several releases. The most recent would be Error, which has the distinction of being their first full-length album. It’s no exaggeration to say that the members of the Warning are still at the seeming start of their musical careers. Even so, they’re going places.
Here is our opinion of the ten best songs that the Warning has released so far:
10. “XXI Century Blood”
“XXI Century Blood” is the title track of the band’s debut album. As a result, one could say it serves as something of an introduction. Indeed, “XXI Century Blood” sees the band declaring who they are while grounding themselves in their generation. It isn’t the happiest of songs. These aren’t the happiest of times.
9. “Black Holes (Don’t Hold On)”
“Black Holes (Don’t Hold On)” is another song from XXI Century Blood. The band’s later releases overshadow it. However, interested individuals shouldn’t pass up on it because it’s a slower song that showcases their singing to excellent effect.
“MORE” is a more recent release. On it, the Warning demonstrated their continuing evolution because this song is more reminiscent of alternative rock than hard rock. Subject-wise, the song’s narrator expresses her desire for more from her romantic relationship. A sentiment that’s easy to click with.
“Narcisista” is in Spanish. However, interested individuals should have no problem guessing its meaning. After all, Narcissus was a beautiful man punished for his cruelty by being made to fall in love with his reflection in Greek mythology. As such, “Narcisista” and “Narcissistic” came from the same source. This is one of the band’s more intense songs. That makes sense because it sees the narrator reject the accusation of narcissism.
Evolution has had a complicated reception since the start. The theory is a statement of what is the case, so it says nothing about what should be the case. Despite that, people started reading extraneous meaning in the theory from the start. Something that is perhaps unsurprising when evolution became widely known during the Age of Imperialism. Suffice it to say that there was an enormous yearning for justification often fulfilled using the arts and sciences turned towards impure ends. Nowadays, social Darwinism and its ilk are no longer mainstream. Sadly, their legacy still lives on in various forms. For instance, see the notion that one should be harsher, stronger, and scarred to become more evolutionarily fit, which misses the question of whether that’s a meaningful goal. “EVOLVE” is the Warning scrutinizing the harmful effects of these ideas on the people who bear them.
5. “Dull Knives (Cut Better)”
“Dull Knives (Cut Better)” is one of the more memorable tracks from the band’s second album, Queen of the Murder Scene. Some of the credit goes to the vocalist. That said, the drums and bass guitar make the most lasting impressions. This song has one of those highly evocative and interpretable titles, which isn’t necessarily bad considering how they encourage listeners to think about what’s being sung.
4. “Dust to Dust”
“Dust to Dust” is a clear statement of intent when used as the name of the opening track of an album by the name of Queen of the Murder Scene. After all, it’s part of a famous Biblical phrase about where everyone returns to once our time has come to a close. As such, it seems safe to say that it’s meant to put listeners in a specific mindset that makes them more receptive to the ideas and feelings behind the album. Whatever the case, “Dust to Dust” has an amazing atmosphere, thus earning it a high position on this list.
3. “The Sacrifice”
Queen of the Murder Scene tells a single story. For those curious, the titular character steadily worsens throughout the album as her love twists into something murderous and obsessive. “The Sacrifice” is partway through this process. She has yet to give in to her darker impulses. Even so, it’s clear that they’re taking a toll on her psyche, thus paving the way for her eventual self-destruction. What’s neat about “The Sacrifice” is that the titular character’s darker impulses aren’t monotonous. If anything, “The Sacrifice” suggests they’re surprisingly clever at worming their way in despite the barriers placed before them.
“MONEY” comes from the band’s third album, ERROR. There can be no doubt about what the sisters were singing about in this song. They weren’t being subtle in the slightest about the effects that unchecked greed can have on people and societies. The critical thing is that the band managed to make a more persuasive case than many of those who have sung about more or less the same message.
“CHOKE” is an album-mate to “MONEY.” It has the distinction of being the band’s most popular song by a considerable margin, though it remains to be seen whether this will remain true as they release new music. Regardless, interested individuals should have no problem guessing that “CHOKE” is about feeling overwhelmed by emotions. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the song’s sentiments were very much influenced by the sisters’ personal experiences. Interestingly, “CHOKE” is more positive than that description makes it sound. After all, it’s also about learning how to deal with these things, meaning it envisions an end to such feelings rather than purely wallowing in them.
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