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Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Wilhelm Scream - Ruiner LP

What is it?
Massachusetts combo A Wilhelm Scream almost make 'melodic hardcore' an attractive listening proposition.

Why should you listen?
It's a shame really because there's a lot to like about A Wilhelm Scream when they're in full on, shouty 'King is Dead' mode. However to a greater or lesser extent, they manage to break two of the cardinal sins of rock music in virtually all of their songs. Firstly, there's too much annoying guitar based self indulgent 'noodle-doodling' and secondly, and worse still, they come perilously close to 'sounding like Blink 182.' Drop the 'melodic' from the hardcore and AWS could have been massive. Worth a listen though, just for 'Killing it' and 'The King is Dead.'

What's it like?
It's like a really gorgeous pizza, but they've tried to be too clever with the toppings and added brussel sprouts, beetroot and honey.

What's the best song?
"Killing It" manages to stay out of Blink 182 territory for virtually the whole song.

Who does it sound like?
The good bits sound like Leatherface or Hot Water Music. The rubbish bits sound like Blink 182.

1 comment:

  1. Sprout and beetroot pizza: gorgeous! Not so sure about the honey though. Too fancy.