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CD review WRONG "Feel Great"

Veröffentlicht am 21. April 2018 von Markus W. in Wrong, Feel Great, News, Alternative Metal, Groove Metal, CD, Relapse Records, Hardcore, Metal, Post-Rock, Post-Metal, Post-Punk

CD review WRONG "Feel Great"

(8/10) Who doesn't want to feel great? I think that especially in times of uncertainty and political absurdity the need for feeling great, at least for some moments, is a something most of us have more the ever. What can help to feel good is listening to Wrong's newest strike entitled "Feel Great".

The longplayer features eleven songs that sound like a mighty steamroller. Downtuned guitars and heavy riffing dominates the scene. Wrong merges metal, punk and alternative rock into music that reminds me of New York groove machine Prong, but also bands like Helmet came to my mind while listening to these intense songs on "Feel Great".

The quartet constructs an unbreakable wall of riffs that gets out of the speakers extremely well. It‘s songs like „Errordome“ and „Come Apart Ment“ that‘s very much inspired by Page Hamilton and band. As being an Helmet fan from the very beginning I immediately liked what Wrong‘s doing on „Feel Great“.  

As most of the tunes are more moderately paced, Wrong adds additional firepower to "Feel Great" with some uptempo tracks of which "Crawl Instead" is one of. Songs like the mentioned clearly shows the hardcore influences and stand for great moments on this 30 minutes longplayer.

"Feel Great" has enough energy to turn a bad day into a good one and it might help to grab these moment of feeling great and hold them a bit longer.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. Errordome
  2. Culminate
  3. Pustule
  4. Nice Job
  5. Feel Great
  6. Upgrade
  7. Crawl Instead
  8. Come Apart Mend
  9. Zero Cool
  10. Gape
  11. Anaerobic

 

Label: Relapse Records

Genre: Alternative Metal

Release Date EU: April 13th, 2018

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CD review WRONG "Wrong"

Veröffentlicht am 30. April 2016 von Markus W. in Wrong, Helmet, Unsane, Hardcore, Alternative Metal, News, CD Review, Noise

(8/10) There is definitely nothing wrong with Wrong. Not at all. I must say that I was really impressed after I had my first round through the band's debut album. The label info mentioned that the guys sound like a mixture of the early Helmet and Unsane. Wow, I thought. This is very promising since I'm especially a fan of Helmet's early work, "Meantime", "Betty" and "Aftertaste". And the label info was right. It is more than once that the razor blade sharp riffs from Helmet found also some spots in Wrong's sound. But with all similarties, Wrong plays a bit more 'dirty' compared to Page Hamilton and his gang, which gives them an own identity.

But who are Wrong? The guys are from Miami, Florida and consist out of Eric Hernandez (g/v), Brian Hernandez (d), Andres Ascanio (b) and Ryan Haft (g). This quartet formed the band back in 2014 and the guys found a home at Relapse Records who is also publishing this debut.

Eventhough Wrong is new, the guys could gain already some experience in the past. Eric Hernandez e.g. was playing drums for Torche/Kylesa/COC, something that influenced also Wrong's sound.

The noise rock of the this Miami outfit just makes fun. Wrong unleashes the musical bludgeon that includes killer riffs and a strong groove. Things never get soft and easy. The fourpiece creates good sounding noise that can lead to severe neck problems due to intensive headbanging.

What I like with the band is the combination of hardcore trademarks with metal elements, both put together in a way that there is structured chaos in the end, something that includes a high recognistion value.

Perk up one's ears in case you are a fan of Helmet and Kylesa. These guys did a great job and I hope to have a chance seeing them live in the near future.

 

(8/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. More Like
  2. Turn in
  3. Read
  4. Entourage
  5. Hum Drum
  6. Stasis
  7. Mucilage
  8. Fake Brain
  9. Boil
  10. Wrong
  11. High Chair

 

Label: Relapse Records

Genre: Noise Rock

Release Date EU: April 29th, 2016

CD review WRONG "Wrong"
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