Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wholly Failure/Avalon And Everything After/Broken Limb Recordings/2012 CD Review


  Wholly  Failure  are  a  1  man  band  from  Maine  that  plays  a  mixture  of  harsh  noise,  gothic,  post  punk,  shoegaze  and  post  rock  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2012  album  "Avalon  And  Everything  After"  which  was  released  by  Broken  Limb  Recordings.

  Drums  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  playing  with  no  fast  playing  or  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording,  while  the  synths  and  sound  effects  bring  elements  of  harsh  noise,  shoegaze  and  gothic  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  strong  and  powerful  sound  with  heavy  riffing  that  dominates  throughout  the  recording.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow  to  mid  paced  riffs  that  combine  goth,  punk,  shoegaze  and  post  rock  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own  with  a  good  amount  of  melody  being  thrown  into  the  riffing,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  punk/gothic  rock  guitar  solos  and  leads,  as  for  the  acoustic  guitars  they  use  full  chords  and  finger  picking  to  bring  a  folk  music  feeling  to  the  recording

  Vocals  are  all  clean  singing  vocals,  while  the  lyrics  cover  dark  and  depressive  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  strong,  powerful, heavy  and  dark  sound  where  you  can  hear  all  of  the  musical  instruments  that  are  present  on  this  recording  with  some  of  the  songs  being long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  Wholly  Failure  are  a  very  great  sounding  hybrid  of  harsh  noise,  gothic,  punk,  shoegaze  and  post  rock  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this   band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Cold  Slow  Rain"  and  "Avalon  And  Everything  After".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

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