World War III

Wow! This album is a like a simultaneous of spew of death metal vomit, diarrhea, and urine! The guitars are absolutely chaotic and fly all over the map, from brutal chugga riffs, to super fast picking, to pretty clean melodic parts! The vocals are just as insane, as is the rest of the instrumentation.

It seems almost impossible to pin this band down, as the lead singer has an absolutely awesome growl that’s very guttural and raspy; on the same token though, he’ll go off and do these really weird parts where he sounds (I’m not kidding) like Sebastian Bach from Skid Row. Weird!

The time changes in these songs are enough to give the guys in Rush and Dream Theatre a run for their money. The players are very technical, yet they never falter, shifting time signatures like it was nothing, all the while playing extremely complex drum lines and guitar riffs. It’s actually quite amazing to sit and listen to this band’s musicianship on a pair of headphones… mind blowing.

What makes things even more awesome are the Siouxsie and the Banshees-style guitars on songs like “Crustscraper.” They fit so well in the make up of the song, with their weird ringy notes, kind of hidden behind the brutal chugga of the other guitarist. Wow! What an awesome show of skills!

I guess my only gripe would be that all of the songs sound quite similar to what I’ve already described. But, to be frankly honest, it doesn’t bother me all too much. I really like what these guys are doing. Make no mistake, though, this album is not for the casual metal fan, as there is a very low patter of blast beat throughout pretty much the entire record (it’s not annoying, just chaotic). The songs fly all over the place, and I could see people getting a headache at how complex and intricate these songs are. Much like listening to math rock bands, the time changes can be dizzying and frustrating to follow. This is a really cool record though, and worth your money!

World War III Music:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Recently on Ink 19...

  • The Lyons
    The Lyons

    A man on his deathbed is surrounded by bickering family members, many of which you would strangle him given the chance. In other words: a brilliant comedy!

  • The Reading Room
    The Reading Room

    Today’s episode features author Anna-Marie O’Brien talking about her book Adventures of a Metalhead Librarian: A Rock N’ Roll Memoir with Ink 19’s Rose Petralia.

  • Bush Tetras
    Bush Tetras

    Rhythm and Paranoia (Wharf Cat). Review by Scott Adams.

  • Tom Tom Club
    Tom Tom Club

    The Good The Bad and the Funky (Nacional). Review by Julius C. Lacking.

  • Barnes & Barnes
    Barnes & Barnes

    Pancake Dream (Demented Punk Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood
    Jeremiah Lockwood

    A Great Miracle: Jeremiah Lockwood’s Guitar Soli Chanukah Album (Reboot). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

  • Metallica: The $24.95 Book
    Metallica: The $24.95 Book

    From an underground band that pioneered the thrash metal sound, to arguably the biggest rock act in the new millennium, Metallica has had a long and tumultuous history. Ben Apatoff scours a myriad of sources to catalog this history in his new book.

  • Araceli Lemos
    Araceli Lemos

    Shortly after AFI Fest 2021 wrapped, Generoso spoke at length with director, Araceli Lemos about her award-winning and potent feature debut, Holy Emy. Lemos’s film uses elements of body horror in her story about the exoticization of two Filipina sisters living in Greece and how that exploitation creates a distance between them.

  • Southern Accents 55
    Southern Accents 55

    A woofin’ good time with cuts from Hank Williams, Muddy Waters, Delta Moon and more from KMRD 96.9, Madrid, New Mexico!

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Absurdism with a healthy dose of air conditioning.

From the Archives