Witch of the Waste
All Other Voices


4.0
excellent

Review

by Scott Krasman USER (30 Reviews)
April 6th, 2013 | 14 replies | 988 views


Release Date: 02/07/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An impressive debut for a band with a lot of potential.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Technicality in metalcore is a polarizing topic. While some fans thoroughly enjoy the non-stop harmonized leads, clear audio quality and time signature changes of bands like Between the Buried and Me, others tend to gravitate more towards simpler riffs and sludgy production values for a heavier experience. Often times, bands that are new to the scene take note of this and try way too hard to incorporate as much of the opposite approaches as they can to appeal to a wider audience. This is also an easy way to make disjointed, scattered music that doesn't really have a sound of its own. Fortunately for Witch of the Waste, this is not the case. For a band that has naught but All Other Voices to its discography, they have managed to push away from the norm and set a foundation for an individual sound going forward.

The band does a great job of balancing heaviness and technicality without letting one side overpower the other. While each member has their own positive contributions and highlights, vocalist Ryan Fitzgerald is the highlight of the EP and stands out among a crowd of generic harsh vocalists. His delivery is succinct and ferocious, combined with an excellent range of shrieks and guttural roars. The instrument work is powerful as well, mixing crunchy riffs with complex drum patterns and never straying too far into the ever-so-tempting realm of unnecessary technicality. The high point on the EP is “Candlejack”, a three-minute aural assault featuring the best of what Witch of the Waste has to offer as a group.

While this is the band’s first material made available for purchase, they have been making music and honing their craft since 2009. As such, they sound significantly more polished than many of their peers and are beginning to gain an underground following. Though some of the songs are difficult to distinguish from others, this will be remedied as the band matures and grows together as a group. With an engaging debut like All Other Voices to get them started, the future is bright for Witch of the Waste and they are definitely a band to keep an eye on in the coming years.



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Scoot
April 6th 2013



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://witchofthewaste.bandcamp.com/

pay what you want type deal yaaaaa

these guys are sweet and from my hometown so if you like core check them out

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2013



23798 Comments


excellent review, I wish I could write short pieces like this.

Wasn't going to check it out cause eww technical metalcore and eww Stray From the Path but they're local so I'll probs jam and award an inflated rating.

Colliiiin
April 6th 2013



669 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nice review dude. This shit is alright, it doesn't really sound much like SFTP it kind of reminds me A Textbook Tragedy though.

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Scoot
April 6th 2013



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah took that comparison away, wasn't too sure what to put there but i guess a textbook tragedy works too

Scoot
April 6th 2013



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

aids they're better than the average tech band you see in shitty lists here

Sharpside
April 6th 2013



61 Comments


Hey man that's not very nice

Hep Kat
April 6th 2013



14996 Comments


duz dis sownd liek TFU BITCH??????

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Scoot
April 6th 2013



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you are insufferable my friend

wacknizzle
April 6th 2013



12619 Comments


Good review Scott, pos'd. This is some great stuff, the riffs are techy but memorable and the melodic sections are awesome, they're really unique which is rare for bands like this.

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Scoot
April 6th 2013



17681 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cheers bro

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2013



20636 Comments


will check

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CaptainDooRight
April 6th 2013



28332 Comments


nice review, Scoot. Pos'd


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artificialbox
April 7th 2013



628 Comments


Cool band. Would be sweet to see em live some time.

BlackLlama
April 9th 2013



1617 Comments


Will check, I do enjoy Stray From the Path.

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