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Personally, I think that around 50% of all Heavy Metal is pure satire. Probably, most Heavy Metal bands don't produce satire on their genre intendedly. Nevertheless, I often listen to the music and watch the band pictures or music videos and feel like "you cannot be serious about this hilarious display!". Also, I really like Heavy Metal. I enjoy the shows, I like the community behind it, and of course I like the music.
Well, the release I am talking about is "Civilization Maximus", the sophomore album by Lillehammer's quintet Wail. And Wail openly claim that basically everything they do music-wise is satirical. Or do they?
Wail are the self-declared preachers of the apocalypse of the civilized world. So, you always wanted to know who was responsible for every major catatstrophe such as climate change or the crappy music on the radio? It might be Wail. Or maybe they aren't. We really can only guess. But I sense we are about to explore something huge here. So huge, you cannot even grasp it until we have finally woken up.
I should also talk about the music Wail present on their newest album. It's very good Heavy and Progressive Metal. It's very heavy and very progressive. Maybe even the haviest and most progressive Metal we have ever heard? Many smart people (very smart people) would say Wail merge the rough and melodic sound of NWoBHM with the versatile sound of 70s Prog Metal. Very progressive and very heavy!
On the surface it appears like a very good and honest Heavy Prog. Music to bang your head to while drinking a keg of beer. Once you dig deeper, you might say that Wail are hilarious and intelligent (very intelligent). And when you finally manage to open your eyes and wake up, yu will see the big picture. But I'm not spoiling this for you.
Thus, I will wrap up this review shortly: "Civilization Maximus" is an awesome album. A must-have for your next Metal party.
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Satire. A word that lost it's weight the day the world became so obscure that yesterday's satirical content became the news of the day. It’s time to step up the game.
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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Through the ice Lyric video
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