Wold
Screech Owl


4.0
excellent

Review

by DivinityOfPan USER (4 Reviews)
February 21st, 2010 | 260 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Screech Owl is an abrasive black noise record that rejects the faint of heart's suggestions.

Known only by the enigmatic shroud of black noise that follows them wherever they go, Wold are sadistic creatures out for blood. Encasing their victims within fugues of abrasive, cantankerous noise, Wold kill. Embedded in static noise, they arrive. Their call is split between two ways: A sound layered with dissonant, boisterous noises and, beside it, a shrill scream. This scream tells of magic, conjures Odin, and tells of many more items to behold in the north. The cinematic lyrical stylings Wold offers tell of native, Canadian creature comforts: Ice; snow; dark skies and gnarled, deceased trees. This adds to the atmosphere that Wold produce consistently. Each serial of rumbling noise is like static. It's enigmatic, ominous, and interesting. What lays beneath is a loud, sporadic series of shrill notes. Wold play with extremes that aid their quest to shock. By toying constantly with machinery, they capture the darkness that lurks in the recesses of the members of Wold's minds. This aural assault is deeply perturbing and fascinating. One cannot help but dissect the sound of Wold, or let it the sinister noise sink in. On “An Habitation of Dragons And A Court For Owls” a fuzzy, distorted loop is played for over four minutes, amplifying this effect. “Screech Owl” begins with a yawning guitar and layers of unadulterated noise to spare. However, a distinct black metal tinge litters this album. High shrieks are found on both of these tracks, and towards the end of the album, the extreme metal influence becomes all the more palpable. “December Eve”, “Nervosa”, and “This Is How I Know” are prime examples of the more brash parts of Screech Owl. The former and the latter components are used to magnify the sheer intensity that Wold has recorded here. This intensity shows that it is as boisterous as it is dark, as intense as it is layered, and about as large a rumbling fury as they come. Wold have created a great sophomore effort, and have created the groundwork for something superb to come along.


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other reviews of this album
Vak (1)
Did you just put a curse on me?...

John Anderton (1)
I want whoever is responsible for this killed. Right now....


Comments:Add a Comment 
DivinityOfPan
February 21st 2010


85 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is gonna cause a riot...

Relinquished
February 21st 2010


25097 Comments


omg

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
February 21st 2010


16410 Comments


I sort of like this album.

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BallsToTheWall
February 21st 2010


44477 Comments


Nice avatar bro.

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TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an opinion site, not a hate site.

Relinquished
February 21st 2010


25097 Comments


trmdetective solved the case

TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Laughs o lots

TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Loves o lots

charles2000
February 21st 2010


450 Comments


lolz the sawng iz funy

Relinquished
February 21st 2010


25097 Comments


better ask trix bout this one

TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Holy shit this counter review isn't that bad

charles2000
February 21st 2010


450 Comments


is the new ash pool really that bad, count?

TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh um yeah, continuing this whole joke thing:

"So he's a gangsta dinosaur? Sounds scene."

charles2000
February 21st 2010


450 Comments


yeah but you're bad at funny

TheWayfarerElectric
February 21st 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm sorry, any advice?

charles2000
February 21st 2010


450 Comments


Foot Fetish - Sexy feet crushing tomatoes

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Wizard
February 22nd 2010


19441 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I actually bought this for a laugh and haven't given it a proper listen yet. I remember this getting a 1/5 review on the site, but now I'm not so sure how bad this really is.

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TheWayfarerElectric
February 22nd 2010


154 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is a grower for sure.

TheSpirit
February 22nd 2010


17883 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

diggin your dig wiz

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Ulsufyring
February 22nd 2010


1724 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

i still can barely listen to this



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