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Wars - ‘We Are Islands, After All’

William Cross
William Cross 19 January 2017 at 15.22

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Metalcore's new bruisers unleash their debut album.

Metalcore is at a stage where every single idea has been done to death, and then some.

On their debut album, wars fall into the trap of delivering all the sing-a-bit, scream-a-bit tricks you would expect. With that said, the Rugby quintet are actually rather good at what they do.

Juddering riffs accompany tortured screams on the likes of ‘Still Waters Run Deep’, while Colin Doran of Hundred Reasons pops up on ‘That By Dischord Things Increase’ – adding an extra frisson of excitement.

If wars can break free of their genre shackles, there’s a lot of potential here.

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