Wristmeetrazor
Misery Never Forgets


3.5
great

Review

by Supercoolguy64 USER (84 Reviews)
January 19th, 2019 | 130 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In which wearing your influences on your sleeve actually results in something solid

It would be far too easy and cynical for one to simply dismiss the new Wristmeetrazor LP as nostalgic “trve skramz” worship. From the fact that their name is a reference to a Usurp Synapse song to the unmistakably stylistic cover art by Pg.99’s Chris Taylor that adorns it, it would be easy to assume that this short disc is but a mere product of worship and little more. This assumption would of course be a mistake to make.

While the 20-minute runtime might be disappointing to those expecting drawn-out, epic post-rock passages with twinkly fret tapping and all that bullshit, one must remember that old ‘Wrist is instead attempting to ventilate it’s inner demons by means of spastic, rhythmic guitar assaults. “In Line for Halos” has a particularly great outro to it with a nice stop-and-go rhythm and soaring vocals somewhat comparable to those blessed by us from Skycamefalling. Overall in fact this band tends to derive their sound from a blend of screamo and early 2000’s metalcore groups, similar to that of later Love Lost But Not Forgotten.

Lyrically, this band can be a mixed bag. Though appropriately delivered by means of throaty screams or soaring chants (like on the Deftones-esque build up on “Come On In, the Water’s Pink”), the occasional corny and/or cliched line about rotting hearts or how nothing lasts forever will creep in. Clearly personal in writing however, there are some great lines to be had such as “We’ve spent a million life times apart, what’s one more"” (from "Expiry Date: 12 Hours") or the unusually mocking nature of “XOXO (Love Letter from a Loaded Gun)” as a whole.

Anyways, if dark and emotive metalcore reminiscent of the glory days of when anything involving “-core” was all Sputnik would be about is the kind of shit you’re into, then Misery Never Forgets should be right up your alley. It’s essentially one of the rare instances in which a band wearing it’s influences on its sleeve actually resulted in something really solid.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Supercoolguy64
January 19th 2019


8765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

p.s. best band name ever



wristmeetrazor.bandcamp.com

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botb
January 19th 2019


12475 Comments


I thought the band name was trash but band is solid

SitarHero
January 19th 2019


7892 Comments


"I thought the band name was trash"

And yet your av advocates suicide. WHICH IS IT BOTB?!

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 20th 2019


14139 Comments


I guessed this was skramz from the title and LP pic and oh boy am I glad, will checl

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SlicePaperMoog
January 20th 2019


479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Its like Eighteen Visions, Converge, and pg.99 had a love child with each other. Imo I found the Screamo influence o n this one to be dialed down a bit in favor of a more Metalcore sound especially when you compare this to the 2 EPs they put out back in 2017.



Been waiting since I first heard these guys off of sophiesfloorboard and fuck I aint dissapointed.

AgentDeathbat
January 20th 2019


7889 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Genuinely one of the worst band names I've seen in a while. Jesus, what the fuck were they thinking?

SlicePaperMoog
January 20th 2019


479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Its a Usurp Synapse reference

AgentDeathbat
January 20th 2019


7889 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, gotcha. Still yikes tbh

Supercoolguy64
January 20th 2019


8765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

they chose a good band to reference

SlicePaperMoog
January 20th 2019


479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell yeah they did

Space Jester
January 20th 2019


5780 Comments


Hank I liked you were better when you said nothing

SlicePaperMoog
January 20th 2019


479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hank you make no sense at all.

MarsKid
January 20th 2019


8561 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Man this may be the first good nu metal release ever then

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Space Jester
January 20th 2019


5780 Comments


I mean I’ve heard a few good ones

Supercoolguy64
January 21st 2019


8765 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I guess sine errorzone is considered a nu metal thing I can see a comparison but until their singer starts scatting I'm hesitant at best

YakNips
January 21st 2019


19560 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"nu metal is thriving in calling itself skramz I see"



lmao

YakNips
January 21st 2019


19560 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

idk how a band trying so hard to ape classic screamo can end up sounding like the devil wears prada

SlicePaperMoog
January 21st 2019


479 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Errorzone has actual Nu Metal influence this has no Nu Metal in it whatsoever



Also TDWP sound nothing like this either

accompliceofmydeath
January 21st 2019


4716 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Can't believe this sounds like Slaves on Dope.

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JohnnyoftheWell
January 21st 2019


12713 Comments


Lol is this bandname for real



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