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.