WVM - Waves of Nothing (Preview)
Electrorock, Electro Back in 2012, I reviewed the debut EP The End Is Only the Beginning EP from WVM and I fell in love instantly. That EP is probably one of my most played albums of 2013 and since then I've been waiting and longing for the next one. Each time I listen to the EP, it reminds me of the curious fact that it's an self-release/off label. Perhaps it's a conscious decision to do this without a label, but if I was a label manager, I would be kicking and screaming to have that EP release as a part of my discography. WVM has amazing talent, the mind of a perfectionist and even though I'm straight, I must also say he's a handsome motherf*cker. All the things needed to make it in the weird twilight zone that is the music business. This seems to be right up Metropolis Records ally.

Enough about the previous EP. I had the great honor of being the first outsider to hear this new material from WVM and it's a two track preview of the upcoming 'Waves of Nothing' which will be released sometimes at the end of September or early October. Normally, we don't do album preview reviews, but in this case, I felt that I needed to make an exception.

The first time I heard the two tracks was actually like 4 minutes after I got out of bed, 06:34 in the morning. The first few seconds, I had a bit of a clash with it, because the sounds I expected in my mind, after hours and hours of listening to the preview EP did not match was I was hearing. However, I only needed a few seconds to get a grip of the new sound and now I more than love it.

The best way to describe it is to say that it has the soul of the previous release, but instead of being heavy on the guitars, the guitars are replaced by analogue synths. In some strange way, it's both a clean and dirty sound at the same time.

This preview consists of two tracks, "Pale Horse" and "Empire" where the first one has a more gritty sound to it. Fast paced, dirty and amazing melodies. The later one is much cleaner and more rounded at the edges. Even though the sound differs somewhat from the last EP, you can easily identify the structure and sounds, and I truly love the vocals, hearing each inhale before every line somehow intensify each word and gives it that desperation sometimes felt in life.

If this little showcase is anything like the full album, we have a truly strong contender for the Album of the Year countdown in a few months.

It seems like WVM can't disappoint me, whatever we he chooses. Go and pre-order the album and a t-shirt over at http://wvmmusic.bandcamp.com/
5
Brutal Resonance

WVM - Waves of Nothing (Preview)

9.0
"Amazing"
Released off label 2014
Back in 2012, I reviewed the debut EP The End Is Only the Beginning EP from WVM and I fell in love instantly. That EP is probably one of my most played albums of 2013 and since then I've been waiting and longing for the next one. Each time I listen to the EP, it reminds me of the curious fact that it's an self-release/off label. Perhaps it's a conscious decision to do this without a label, but if I was a label manager, I would be kicking and screaming to have that EP release as a part of my discography. WVM has amazing talent, the mind of a perfectionist and even though I'm straight, I must also say he's a handsome motherf*cker. All the things needed to make it in the weird twilight zone that is the music business. This seems to be right up Metropolis Records ally.

Enough about the previous EP. I had the great honor of being the first outsider to hear this new material from WVM and it's a two track preview of the upcoming 'Waves of Nothing' which will be released sometimes at the end of September or early October. Normally, we don't do album preview reviews, but in this case, I felt that I needed to make an exception.

The first time I heard the two tracks was actually like 4 minutes after I got out of bed, 06:34 in the morning. The first few seconds, I had a bit of a clash with it, because the sounds I expected in my mind, after hours and hours of listening to the preview EP did not match was I was hearing. However, I only needed a few seconds to get a grip of the new sound and now I more than love it.

The best way to describe it is to say that it has the soul of the previous release, but instead of being heavy on the guitars, the guitars are replaced by analogue synths. In some strange way, it's both a clean and dirty sound at the same time.

This preview consists of two tracks, "Pale Horse" and "Empire" where the first one has a more gritty sound to it. Fast paced, dirty and amazing melodies. The later one is much cleaner and more rounded at the edges. Even though the sound differs somewhat from the last EP, you can easily identify the structure and sounds, and I truly love the vocals, hearing each inhale before every line somehow intensify each word and gives it that desperation sometimes felt in life.

If this little showcase is anything like the full album, we have a truly strong contender for the Album of the Year countdown in a few months.

It seems like WVM can't disappoint me, whatever we he chooses. Go and pre-order the album and a t-shirt over at http://wvmmusic.bandcamp.com/ Aug 29 2014

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Patrik Lindström

info@brutalresonance.com
Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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