A Wilhelm Scream
Partycrasher


4.0
excellent

Review

by Andy H. B. USER (26 Reviews)
November 1st, 2013 | 70 replies | 12,713 views


Release Date: 11/05/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Keep your eye out for the real thing, it's all just money, money.

11 of 13 thought this review was well written

After a six year break since the raging and shredding Career Suicide, four since a slightly less than convincing self-titled EP, one would assume that New Bedford, Massachusetts' finest may have been slacking in the new material department when progressing towards 2013. However, just as many thought that a commercially-tainted succession to 2005's Ruiner was in store, an album with several tracks that may have suggested such a progression, the assumption of a loss of songwriting prowess and just plain, good old musical talent couldn't be further from the truth. Instead, what A Wilhelm Scream creates with Partycrasher is a carefully crafted oath to their previous full lengths, while maintaining that cutting edge that keeps them ahead of a legion of other melodic punk bands in the city that they built (with debts and booze).

The aforementioned musical talent is something that the members of A Wilhelm Scream seem to have been born with, as if they were practicing since age two. The duo of stalwart guitarist Trevor Reilly and wicked minion Mike Supina continue to steal the show with their impressive fretboard finesse, releasing a variable torrent of scathing, metal-inspired, catchy licks and incredibly precise leads and solos (see "Ice Man Left a Trail" and the venerable beast that is the closer "Born a Wise Man"). When combined with the magician on bass that is Brian Robinson, who despite not receiving quite as much of the spotlight as on Career Suicide, still manages to deliver his share of flashy, deviant undertones and furious but coordinated kit work from Nick Angelini, the instrumental core of Partycrasher remains as tight as the cables in an aircraft carrier's arresting gears.

Nuno Pereira delivers another performance worthy of remembrance spitting his clever, fame-retardant, blue-collar lyrics that have become a trademark of the band's sound. The tri-vocal attacks (support from Robinson and Reilly) that have also become a customary exercise in A Wilhelm Scream's discography are also present, even delivering a few explosive, abrasive screams ("Hairy Scarecrow") that may surprise and are likely more aggressive than anything vocally on Career Suicide. However, ultimately it's the hardworking passion of the band, who produced the record themselves and then shipped it to the fine folks at The Blasting Room to master it and ensure the production mishap that was the self-titled EP never happens again, that ends up tying everything together in a quick-hitting and memorable package of roughly thirty-five minutes.

Despite not having quite the intimidating presence or "wow factor" that Career Suicide lead with, this record is a testament to A Wilhelm Scream's durability and consistency that has yet to see an album that could scarcely be called "average" in their discography. Partycrasher is yet another affirmation that the band are the cream of the crop when it comes to modern punk rock and are here to stay as long as their fingers don't grind down into a pulp from the relentless abuse. So, go and take a walk with Michael Douglas, become a wise man and for the love of all things enjoyable get mad you son of a bitch! A Wilhelm Scream is f*cking here.



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ShadowRemains
November 1st 2013



20223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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demigod!
November 1st 2013



43793 Comments


nice review. i need to check this band out more, i love what i've heard. Guess I'll start here.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 1st 2013



49740 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yes

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ShadowRemains
November 1st 2013



20223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

mute print, career suicide, ruiner and this are all ace

Hep Kat
November 1st 2013



14983 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i bet this sux dix

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ShadowRemains
November 1st 2013



20223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah night birds is better than this for this year

but FUCK YOU

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
November 1st 2013



5968 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

well gosh

was gonna write a review for this but now i might not idk

swordsforhands
November 1st 2013



388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ice Man and Wise Man are killer.

trainofconsequence
November 1st 2013



1422 Comments


Sounds like a good album, will check

fromrows
November 1st 2013



146 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album kills!!! Like a bastard child of Ruiner and Suicide, with flashes of mature touches all the way through. Brilliant way for the band to evolve their sound!

Tyrael
November 1st 2013



20713 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Shadows is right like he is 99% of the time

MO
November 1st 2013



18181 Comments


Good shit shadow

Shogun
November 1st 2013



408 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album, great review

BigPleb
November 1st 2013



33787 Comments


Good review, need to check these guys.

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zaruyache
November 1st 2013



5822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Fantastic record.

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ShadowRemains
November 1st 2013



20223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i think i've angered too many people on this site to get 100% approval anymore lol

BigPleb
November 1st 2013



33787 Comments


Lol probably dude.

Listening to Career Suicide now and it is slaying hard.

EaglesBecomeVultures
November 1st 2013



5180 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

have a pos brotherrr

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ShadowRemains
November 1st 2013



20223 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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Scoot
November 1st 2013



17670 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

loving this obviously

though i would change the tracklist, start off with born a wise man to follow the trend of coming out with a bang

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