Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel Luckhoff-wessels

Daniel is a freelance script-editor and actor, but his real passion is music. He is always on the lookout for new up and coming bands that have a sound that's unique to them. The more interesting the music is, the better.

 


You can find Daniel on the following social media platforms: Twitter | Instagram & Wrequiemmusic 

 

Website URL: https://wrequiemmusic.wordpress.com

Warfaith’s Pint of Pils is a Mixed Bag That Fails to Captivate

Fun-loving French thrash-metal outfit Warfaith’s latest EP Pint of Pils is simultaneously serious and tongue-in-cheek. For every song about the state of the world or humanity, there’s a song about getting smashed and having a good time. It’s also an EP of two halves, with the second half doing a decent job of fixing what the first half got wrong.

This EP is proof of how tricky thrash metal can be. Opening track aside, the first few songs find themselves lacking in production value and suffering from a bad case of monotony. With guitar riffs and vocals that get stuck in patterns and the same kind of tempo used throughout there isn’t enough range to keep the music interesting.

'Night of the Drunk' marks a noticeable change in the EP’s dynamics. The rhythms change and there seems to be more freedom for the music to grow and develop. The songs that follow each have their own identity and almost sound like they’re being played by a different band. They sound tighter, more professional, and make you wonder exactly what was happening in the first half.

Pint of Pils is a Jekyll and Hyde EP and proves that when working with a genre like thrash metal you need to be very wary of becoming monotonous.

Listen to 'Pint of Pils' below!

Warfaith’s Pint of Pils is a Mixed Bag That Fails to Captivate - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
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Josh Middleton - 'Never Give Up'

Unpredictability and originality is the name of the game as Josh Middleton deals with love, loss, and moving on through dynamic beats and passionate vocals in Never Give Up.

This album wasn’t written to be played in the background at house parties but rather, to be listened to and internalised, and to comfort anyone who’s struggling to navigate the eat-or-be-eaten world we live in.

The opening track, 'Monster', is a dark, passion-filled anthem for anyone fighting an internal battle with a part of themselves that’s addictive but oh so destructive. As the song builds your energy up before dropping you into a murky half-time tempo Josh Middleton warns us of the monster in him while also recognising and empathising with others who have monsters of their own.

With its groovy guitar and bass lines, 'We’ll Be Talking' is the soundtrack to cutting toxicity out of your life. It’s a reminder that you shouldn’t feel guilty for getting rid of people if they’re not bringing anything good to the table. If you’re in need of a re-affirming breakup song then this is it.

A few songs in the middle such as 'Need Your Love' and 'Redemption' find themselves erring on average while I Heard That It Burns and Gone show off Middleton’s versatility as he dabbles in a bit of dub-step and gives rapper Aewon Wolf the chance to show what he can do.

Things pick up towards the end as 'All I Need' works its way into your bones and gives you the uncontrollable urge to get up and dance before coming to an end with the lyrically tender Hold Me Close.

Josh Middleton’s Hold Me Close is proof that pop is moving forward and developing into something more than catchy beats and average lyrics.


 

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Review: Elle E - 'Stereo Child'

Elle E’s latest offering 'Stereo Child' is the energy boost you didn’t know you needed.

Elle E‘s latest three-track EP, 'Stereo Child' is a fuzz-heavy, cymbal-driven, foot-stomping celebration of music, happiness, and love.

The opening title track explores what it is that makes music so damn addictive. “It modifies the inside of you / never mind what the outside will do” croons Elle E in the chorus as the instruments around her drive the song forward at breakneck speed. There are moments of relative calm here and there, a chance to catch one’s breath, but on the whole, this song is a balls-to-the-walls salutation to good times.

'Happy Days' is a fuzzy, feel-good ode to those days where the sun is at just the right temperature and everything feels right in the world. Unlike “Stereo Child” this song has more of an ebb and flow to it, with softer sections that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Velvet Underground record, balancing out her trademark garage rock choruses.

Things get real heavy in 'With You' as the instruments swap out rhythms like people swap out outfits when getting ready for a night out. Proving that she’s a romantic at heart, Elle E sings about that perfect kind of love where you never want to be separated as the music moves between steady, focused verses and head-bang worthy choruses.

'Stereo Child' is one of those EPs that will have you tapping your feet long after the last notes have been played and feeling like you can take on anything that life throws your way.

Do yourself a favour and listen to the EP below!


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Review: Elle E - 'Stereo Child' - 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 vote
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