Browsing Archive: September, 2020

Review from Cult Metal Flix

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, In : English 
From: Cult Metal Flix
Published: September 24, 2020 

There’s only the one track here. A whopping thirty- two minutes! Hey, Doom genre put that in your pipe and smoke it (whatever that means?) The build is going to be frustrating for those not accustomed to such but for all others it’s more than worth the anticipation and dragging the ears through a landscape which appears to be patching itself together as the audio plays out. The track tells a tale; weaving a narrative of an as...

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Review from Headbanging Reviews

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, In : English 
From: Headbanger Reviews
Published: September 21, 2020

There is a rarely seen art across the world of metal that I feel is slowly becoming more of a thing that the masses are becoming more welcome to over time, but it’s still exceeding well: the one-track album. I don’t mean a quick single and, boom, that’s it. I mean the 30+ minute experiences that are meant to challenge the listener in showing them what the band is capable of as well as an exercise for the band to see what ...

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Review from Subterraneo Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 18, 2020, In : Spanish 
From: Subterraneo Webzine
Published: September 17, 2020

ace un tiempo que estoy en Subterraneo Webzine y en ese lapso he podido traer varias bandas de mi agrado. Una gran mayoría han sido descubiertas y traídas por mi cuenta. Otras en cambio se me han ofrecido o he descubierto gracias a este medio. Una de esas bandas fue WILLS DISSOLVE y su debut The heavens are not on fire, que me sorprendió gratamente en muchos aspectos, y por lo tanto vaticiné que en un futuro sería muy int...

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Review from The Progressive Subway

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 18, 2020, In : English 
From: The Progressive Subway
Published: September 12, 2020

August 28th was a special day for prog metal. There were at least 10 prog metal (related) artists who brought out a new full length that day, and (almost) all of them seemed worthwhile to check out (see this overview I made). One of those new records was Echoes by a young band called Wills Dissolve. A single 31 minute song with strong similarities to Opeth? I’ve gotta hear that. Extreme progressive metal (as I like to cal...

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Review from Metal Integral

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 7, 2020, In : French 
From: Metal Integral
Published: September 5, 2020 

En 2018, nous avions écrit tout le bien que nous pensions de The Heavens Are Not On Fire, premier album auto-produit des Texans de WILLS DISSOLVE. Pour son deuxième opus, le groupe a placé la barre encore plus haut, en ne proposant qu'une seule composition, longue de plus de 31 minutes. Un format qui témoigne d'une ambition à la hausse, mais qui ne peut en aucun cas valider par anticipation la qualité d'un exercice ô combien...

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Review from Metal Wave

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, September 7, 2020, In : Italian 
From: Metal Wave
Published: September 3, 2020 

Prevalentemente affascinati dal mondo cosmico, gli americani Wills Dissolve rilasciano il secondo full lenght della propria carriera dopo il buon risultato ottenuto con il disco di debutto datato 2013. Questo “Echoes” evoca la linea stilistica della band che, pur essendo death metal, in realtà offre un quadro compositivo molto atmosferico grazie alle dolci melodie che si propagano all’interno, con altalenanti passaggi acustici e...

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Review from Makeshift Altars

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, September 3, 2020, In : English 
From: Makeshift Altars
Published: September 2, 2020

You can't not attract me with an ISIS inspired name like Wills Dissolve. That's my favorite track off of Panopticon, c'mon now. Not that Wills Dissolve, whom I will henceforth refer to as WD to avoid confusion, have anything to do with ISIS or post metal (maybe a little bit); but hot damn do they pretty well live up to such a name.

WD are a progressive metal band at heart with healthy smatterings of blackened death metal, and Echoe...

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Review from Metal Storm

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Storm
Published: August 29, 2020

When I first heard the name Wills Dissolve, I expected an Isis clone post-metal band; instead, Echoes is an extreme prog epic of the finest quality.

Doing a single-song album is always a bold move, particularly on a sophomore record. And yet Houston quartet Wills Dissolve, presumably named after the track from Isis' Panopticon, have absolutely nailed it with Echoes, a single 30-minute track narrating the journey of an astronaut headed tow...

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 Released: August 28, 2020
Genre: Progressive Metal
(Prog-rock, Black Metal, Ambient