William Control
Hate Culture


5.0
classic

Review

by fisherfreak USER (1 Reviews)
December 4th, 2009 | 105 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: ...

William Controls hate culture is a deep and thought provoking insight to the dark mind of wiL Francis. Such albums come along once maybe twice a century and I was lucky enough to discover this one by myself on a cold rainy day in Audensberg New York. The perfect setting for the album as wiL Francis is not your average person. His thoughts go deeper than I could ever imagine, deeper as if reaching the very gates of hell themselves. However be warned for this album is not for the faint of heart. This album is for the few souls who have been broken down until the only glimmer of hope is wiL Francis's voice piercing through the darkness. Let Hate Culture begin.

Prologue: wiL speaks quietly, the spookiness of the album is apparent, his voice makes the hair at the end of my neck stand up.

From their the album has you, in it's deep dark clutches, electro pop at it's finest. "Strangers" offer the best synth riff on any electronic album to date. The album doesn't go flat for a second and only get's stronger as the album continues . Keyboards flail in the mist of it all carreening and rocketing in all directions are synth beats and wiL Francis's strangely beautiful voice. A voice that could make a baby fall asleep or the voice that could scare wolves from their dens.

The wow factor never slips in Hate Culture as the tracks become more expansive so does the musical side. On this album everything is done right plain and simple. wiL attempts at Industrial are flawless as well as the small amounts of darkwave most present on tracks such as, "Don't Cry for Me", The production on this album is spot on the albums flow is perfect. The albums theme is dark and is once again not for the faint of heart.

Many of you have asked, "why does this album deserve a 5?". Well to put it simply it's because nothing like this has ever been done before. The blending of keyboard synths with striking arrays of industrial noise have obviously been attempted before but never perfected. Never before has a vocalist seemed so passionate about there work. Never before has there been an album of this magnitude. This is a must listen to any self respecting music fan. You owe it to yourself and take my word for it, you will not be let down.

I will stop there. This is the album that changed my life. This is wiL Francis at his finest. This is as good as it gets in electronica. Lady's and Gentlemen this is Hate Culture.


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It won't let me give this a 0.5....

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Comments:Add a Comment 
blumpkin696
December 4th 2009


37 Comments


Perhaps you could go more in depth?

Asiatic667
December 4th 2009


4648 Comments


electro pop at it's finest


Dude needs to hear some Electric Light Orchestra

ReturnToRock
December 4th 2009


3448 Comments


obviously meant to be a joke/sarcastic review. if so, it's a good one.

otherwise, this dude is twelve.

Asiatic667
December 4th 2009


4648 Comments


let him down gently.



Asiatic667
December 4th 2009


4648 Comments


Or her, as the case may be

ReturnToRock
December 4th 2009


3448 Comments


all righty then...

how long have you been listening to music, dearie?

*flashes gallons*

ReturnToRock
December 4th 2009


3448 Comments


And I´m sorry, but your wording...it's like you're TRYING to sound sincere for the purpose of sarcasm. Like you're trying to sound like a gushing fangirl while being a jaded musical elitist.

Which is what most of us are.

ninjuice
December 4th 2009


6760 Comments


Also Asiatic who's the hottie in the avatar?

Zooey De-, I mean, Katy Perry.

Asiatic667
December 4th 2009


4648 Comments


Also Asiatic who's the hottie in the avatar?

Katy Perry, of course

And I´m sorry, but your wording...it's like you're TRYING to sound sincere for the purpose of sarcasm. Like you're trying to sound like a gushing fangirl while being a jaded musical elitist.


"I thought that too, lou, untill he said Yard Trimmings. you gotta learn to listen!"

Asiatic667
December 4th 2009


4648 Comments


I never thought William Control could lead to a boob discussion.
I guess he is good for something

Eclectic
December 4th 2009


3302 Comments


"Strangers" offer the best synth riff on any electronic album to date

With hyperboles like that you lose a lot of credibility. Nobody cares about giving you constructive critiscism because just about all of it is crap.
If anybody disagrees with me say so, but I think that sums up a lot of people's feelings.

ReturnToRock
December 4th 2009


3448 Comments


i wouldn't call it COMPLETE crap. it just seems like a well-written version of what a bad reviewer/12-year-old girl would write in her Live journal or Facebook entry.

constructive criticism: work on lenght, describe WHY you like this album, if possible find points that people may not like so much, even if you do like them. think outside the box - act like you weren't you, the wiL fan. think "what would someone who DOESN'T know who wiL is and/or who the artist playing is think of this record?"

THEN you write the review.

Also, take your time. listen to the album several times, and be thorough. i've had my opinion about an album's rating change abruptly the fifth or sixth time i listened to it. sometimes, say when i'm hesitating between a 3.5 and a 4.0, an extra listen may be the crucial tiebreaker.

and NEVER adopt the "automatic 5.0" mentality. this may be an automatic 5.0 for YOU, but if you tell it like that, nobody's going to believe you and you'll get comments like the ones above.

good luck on future endeavours, and welcome to the boys' club that is Sputnik!

- ReturnToRock, designated old fogey and newbie PR agent for sputnikmusic.com

ReturnToRock
December 4th 2009


3448 Comments


in short, don't just say "wiL roxxxx nd so does ths ablmu". it makes you look newbish and fangirlish. but assuming you're a fangirl is a first step.

also, don't take negs to heart. it's not worth it.

- RtR

qwe3
December 4th 2009


21369 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

the fact that this isnt a joke makes me laugh so hard.

qwe3
December 4th 2009


21369 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

because this isn't a classic in any genre.

this is one of those rare gems that is objectively bad

qwe3
December 4th 2009


21369 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

it's not an opinion. this is objectively bad.

qwe3
December 4th 2009


21369 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

hahaha chill chill i was just playing. sup i'm qwe. i'm not a retard. review needs lots of work but stick around and welcome

SlightlyEpic
December 4th 2009


5780 Comments


qwe bites

he bites

qwe3
December 4th 2009


21369 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

but yeah you need to search around and find better music. i used to like creed, dw.

this place is a cornucopia of good and interesting music if you allow it to be

SlightlyEpic
December 4th 2009


5780 Comments


just listen to obscure screamo records, that way you can be like "sup have you heard this band?" and people can be like "nope, oh man how do you do it"



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