Wail (Norway) - Civilization Maximus - Reviewed By Heavy Metal.no! Check it out here at this link: https://www.heavymetal.no/blog/posts/wail-civilization-maximus
Crimson Glory , power and Nwobhm . There is a lot of Queensryche , Maiden , some progressive input, a lot of energy ...
... and a vocalist who impresses. I do not want to go so far as to play the voice up as defining / decisive, because there is a lot of crunch in the instrumental part as well. The members show good understanding and insight into this form of metal, and the only thing that can be a monkey for some is that the vocals are relatively up there, intense, light, powerful. But if you, like me, listen a lot to the album, the content of Civilization Maximus grows well on you. I did not become completely friends with the album until it had gone a few rounds, until it was single songs that stood out.
Between all these energy bombs, there is also a classic understanding of hard rock and metal. And most of it here I think is arranged well, and where the choruses (which sit a little far inside sometimes) come into place eventually.
Solos, drums, a lot of bold bass, the vocals that fight in krakilsk ad / hd mode, a production I feel fits very well; Civilization Maximus will probably please fans of the band above, the ones I referred to.
On my note list was a plus on how they put down the song when the vocals on Presage came in, that there was something that fluffed a bit in the tones of the vocals on the title track, that I had Endless Repetition and Through The Ice right on top, and where Overwhelming became my favorite. A little loose chorus there, which is too great a contrast to the great vocal delivery.
An album that is probably best liked by those who are a bit on the classic and American metal from the 80's, but also fans of Maiden can find a lot of gold here. I like it, I doubt that this ends up on the Vg list, but most of all it's nice to hear someone who surprises a little and does not settle for the typical styles today. The character is actually similar to the debut, but I think it is the debut that should be pulled down a bit today. They fit quite well together these two, with some development from then to now, but both are recommended. And both are discs you have to play a lot I feel before they sit.
8.5 / 10
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The cultiest of cultist cult bands, a Norwegian heavy metal quintet best known as preachers of the 'apocalypse of the civilized world' as well as being observed claiming responsibility for catastrophes such as global warming, epidemics and commercial radio. They seem to be using their mesmerizing heavy metal music to lure young and old into their cultist organization.
A spokesman of the group has been quoted with the following comment regarding the choice of musical direction: "I’m intelligent. Some people would say I’m very, very, very intelligent. According to my research, heavy metal is the most commercially available, sexy and danceable genre out there. It was quite obvious really".
The band has been nurtured, cultivated and refined to be able to write, perform and seduce on a level that few can assert to. This under close observation of the terrifying and quite flamboyant front man that goes under the name «The Singer».
Wail has been getting recognition as a hard working live band on both festival and club scenes, and the response is usually in the vein of 'International standard' and 'who or what the hell are these people?'. The group prefer not to discuss the latter.
The dust has just settled after their debut album «Resilient» 2018. Produced by Kjartan Hestehaugen and Ronni Le Tekrø (TNT).
The follow up album, produced by Titan Labs studio/Riccardo Daga «Civilization Maximus» features 9 tracks circulating a theme of manipulation/indoctrination as the band ventures deeper into the antagonistic rabbit hole.
Wail has been getting recognition as a hard working live band on both festival and club scenes, and the response is usually in the vein of 'International standard' and 'who or what the hell are these people?'. The group prefer not to discuss the latter. Get ready to rejoice in salvation, tribalism and an oblique glance at extremism.
You are hereby invited to partake in song, a secret, a promises of eternal life, presented by the masterful crossroad salesmen of Wail whom might not be as glamorous as they make themselves out to be.
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