Top Sounds - W

WE RIDE - Empowering Life {Victory} Kicking off with a chugging, down-tuned guitar, I expected another dose of dire Victory Metal but this was kinda pleasantly surprising. Still a bit too TERROR/ BANE Metalised Hardcore for me to really know what’s going on here, but the female vocals of Mimi certainly impressed more than some overly-tattooed, skinhead growling like gorilla with its balls on fire. Some pretty spot on riffing too, check ‘What You Are’ as the disc highlight that also has some really effective gang backing vocals and a guest vocal appearance from JJ Peters of DEEZ NUTS. There’s some brutal depth-charge bass booms on here too that can vibrate a house!! The band’s outta Spain and this is the 5-piece’s debut album. There’s enough originality here to suggest they could be something special in their field; personally I’d like to hear a bit more free-flowing Hardcore and less of the metalised guitar chugging. (17.05.18)

WRATHS - My Home {Bird Attack} PODCAST PLAYED From within 30 seconds of the opening title track, it’s clear this new band features members of PENNYWISE as the similarity is more than noticeable, if mashed up with a bit of ADOLESCENTS, CJ RAMONE (check ‘Trusted You’) and IGNITE. Highlight would be ‘The Beat Goes On’ that opens with a bass destructive enough to be employed by the Orange Man should he decide to go to war with North Korea, which mutates into a guitar riff that flies in all directions and a soaring Jack Grisham-esque vocal. Total banger!! Closer ‘This Is My Farewell’ slows the pace a tad but retains the volatility of sound that the previous three tracks have. This probably gets my vote over PENNYWISE in fact; there's more going on and it’s a bit more... Sneering! Roll on a long player! (21.01.18)

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WARWOUND, WESTERN ADDICTION, WHATEVER BRAINS, WHIPPING POST, WHITE MURDER, WITS DEAD END, WONK UNIT, WORLD BE FREE, WORSE, WORTHY VICTIMS and WYCH ELM