Review Summary: I’d trade a thousand ohmu shells for a good night’s sleep7 of 8 thought this review was well written
It was becoming harder for myself to sleep, I don’t know whether it be from the anxiety I had, or the other reasons that even I don’t recognize. It happened from time to time for so long. So I tried music to make myself at ease. Every night before I fall asleep I listened to many kinds of musics, ranging from ambient to metal,. Sadly, it didn’t work, each song I listened made my mind became more restless and it’s getting harder than before, but there’s a good point of it, the good point is somehow I started to appreciate music more, I had much more variety of music to listen than I had before. One of new music I found is the Untitled from Warren of Ohms.
This album falls under the screamo category. It has 8 songs and clocking in at 22 minutes, most songs in this album are very short, about one or two minutes long except the last two songs.
From the first song “Eleanor Send Her Regards” you can tell that the guitar works is the main spotlight on this album. You’ll find so many delicious and enjoyable mathy guitar riffs such as in the middle of “Eleanor Send Her Regards” and in “False Impication, Silent Approval”. What made this album better is the bass, it’s audible and has its own moments like in “Hearts of Concords”. The drumming, too, doing a skillful job filling in for each song. The vocals also doing a good job filling its duty adding emotions to the song by applying variations in vocals, ranging from screaming, shouting and small amount of whispering.
Lyrically this album touching several topics like happiness, death and loneliness profoundly, you’ll find several lines you can relate like “This is not how all the lonely people wanted to be looked at. This is not how I wanted to be looked at”.
While the first half of this album sticks to the same formula and a little bit monotonous, the second half of this album is great, each song has its own style to put on the table, whether it's the fun drumming pattern and the shifts between shouting and screaming in “Hearts of Concords”, the guitar solo in “False Impication, Silent Approval”, or the obvious post-rock influenced “Frequency” or the acoustic guitar intro and spoken word in “I’ve Seen Things You People Haven’t Seen”.
So, is this a perfect album? No, it has its own minus points. Sometimes the vocals are sounded a little bit too forced in some part, the example is the intro of “Prognosis of My Long-Term Survival”. Another problem is the duration of the last two tracks; “Frequency” and “I’ve seen Things You People Haven’t Seen” tend to drag on and kill the short and straightforward feeling in this album. It would be better if the songs had shorter duration.
Even though the album is not perfect there are no bad tracks here. It is clear that this is a great album you should listen. Especially if you really get into Screamo or mathy stuff.