Alberta, Canada's Wake have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of crust and grindcore and this is a review of their 2018 album "Misery Rites" which will be released in February by Translation Loss Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album before going into more of a heavier direction while also introducing death metal growls onto the recording as well as some high pitched screams along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody.
When the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats and grindcore elements can also be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some of the tracks being very short in length, at times some of the riffing gets very dissonant as well as adding in some avant garde elements and the closing track is very long and epic in length and also brings in a small amount of clean guitars.
Wake creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of crust and gindcore while showing a great amount of progress as musicians, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and oppressive themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Wake and if you are a fan of crust and grindcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Exhumation" "Rot" "Rumination" and "Burial Ground". 8 out of 10.