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Whisper In The Riot
Whisper In The Riot
June 2009
Released: 2009, n/a
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewer: Waspman

Hailing from Rugby in the U.K., Whisper In The Riot (WITR) are starting out in a decidedly old-school way: touring and releasing a “taster” E.P. Nowadays bands seem to get signed to a label deal and release their first full-length album after recording a single demo, so it’s kinda cool to see a band taking a more tried & true approach.

Given their location and tactics, you might think that WITR are a NWOBHM-inspired band. Sadly, this is not the case. Unfortunately WITR has gone the opposite way with their music and are trying to be current. In this case current means no-frills metalcore. Sigh.

This is the part where I tell you that there is nothing technically wrong with WITR’s music – all the band members are competent, Charlie’s vocals do the whisper-to-roar thing convincingly, and the hit all the high points of metalcore. But still, this is nothing you haven’t heard before on the last three Killswitch Engage albums.

I dunno, maybe these guys will hit it big over in Europe. From reading the occasional issue of Metal Hammer magazine it’s clear that U.K. fans are still very much enamoured with metalcore, so I suppose their chances are pretty good. Certainly WITR know what they’re doing, so if you feel the need to add another solid metalcore band to your collection WITR is worth a look.
Track Listing

1) Just A Lie
2) The Spoiler
3) Wolface
4) Culling the Herd


Charlie: Vocals
Sonny: Guitar
Andy: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Lee: Bass
Sam: Drums

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