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WIRED FOR HAVOC – ‘I Don’t Belong Here’ Album Review

WIRED FOR HAVOC – I Don’t Belong Here

Wired For HavocHailing from Utah, Wired For Havoc has released their new album on Manic Kat Records called I Don’t Belong Here.

From the booming drumbeat opening Atmosphere, to the melodic vocals and pop/punk guitar chords, these folks channel the likes of Sum 41. The complex guitar riffs on Victim Eyes (ft. Doug Jones) lead to a post-hardcore classic replete with growled vocals mingling with higher pitch melodies.

Safely Sleeping is mellower, plaintive and atmospheric for two-thirds of the track before entering a grindcore style section full of angst and throat burning vocals. The fourth track on this twelve-track album is Piece Of Mind with rhythmic instruments, shouted vocals and pummeling drums – the entire package is clever and complex as most good post-hardcore is.

The Ride-like guitar introduction to Create Bliss sets up a ballad style song that is followed by Cut Me Out (ft. Devin Barrus) with a soaring guitar lick and accessible, melodic vocal. On Type-3, Wired For Havoc deliver another ballad with reverb/echo prevalent and they sound almost like a shoegaze band of the 1990s. This is firmly put to rest with the manic and aggressive Like Minds full of pounding drums and dual vocals…phew!

Bystander (ft. Tyler Hayes) is full of complex rhythms and juxtaposes mellow versus with aggressive choruses whilst Wonder introduces a keyboard to, ultimately, deliver another shoegaze style post-hardcore track. The penultimate song is Save Face (ft. Mike Moreno) and the keyboard is present again producing a slightly off-kilter track.

The album closes with Confide, a very powerful song with signature guitar lick, dueling vocals and some meaty riffs.

Grab I Don’t Belong Here by Wired For Havoc here: http://www.manickatrecords.com/releases/wired-for-havoc-i-dont-belong-here/

 

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