WAKE - Surrounded by Human Filth
LABEL: Hearing Aids Records
REVIEWED BY: PSL
PROVIDED BY: Wake
Apart from Wake coming out of the city of Calgary I don't know anything about the band. The Canadian four-piece play an interesting blend of grindcore, punk and crust. The music is well put together and there are even hints of melody now and then. The song-writing is diverse and there's lots of fat riffs and catchy parts make things stay exciting. The band also understands how to mix the fast with the slow. The band doesn't overdo one or the other and I really like that a lot.
The vocals are the shouting type of grindcore vocal. It works just right and fits the music well. The production is crisp and meaty. And that of course only profits the music and helps display the strength of the songs. The five songs that Wake has written and recorded for this 7' promise well for what next to come. There's no doubt if the four-piece continues as on Surrounded by Human Filth they could easily end up being among the elite of the grindcore / crust scene.