Wail (Norway) - Civilization Maximus - Reviewed By Metal Hammer! Check it out here at this link: http://www.metalhammer.no/?p=14051
This was a bit of a surprise! And luckily of the good kind. Norske Wail consists of five guys from Lillehammer who have clearly seen all the good things from the heavy metal scene from the 80s. Here we are talking about strong references to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and not least one of the most underrated bands of all time, namely Metal Church. The latter mainly due to a brilliant vocalist in "The Singer" as he calls himself, or more precisely Joachim Jøreng. He sounds like a cross between Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford and Mike Howe. This man can really sing the balls of most things. Simply incredibly impressive vocals. But as is well known, it does not hold with one star player on the team, and the collective is just as important. The rest of the band does not disappoint. Here are brilliant guitar playing, driving drums and heavy bass. In short, good; it sounds like heavy metal should sound.
Wail has not reinvented the gunpowder, but they manage the fires to avoid the biggest clichés. The songs are based on the same recipe, but are so varied that it does not become repetitive or boring. The production also maintains a high standard, and it sounds far fatter than on the debut Resilient. Some of the songs are actually so strong that I caught myself thinking of eminent Firepower from Judas Priest. Because it sounds rooted metal at the same time as it has a slightly modern feel to it. A damn good combination, you ask me. Then the big question is… Where should this end? But a cormorant record review? Hopefully not. This band deserves a large audience, and to sum it up briefly, this sounds dynamite and shakes properly in the scrotum. The album's best tracks Down the Mountain, Presage and Through the Ice show a band with so indescribably much talent that it is a shame if this album is passed over in silence. Do you really like heavy metal, there is only one thing to do. Check it out traces! (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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