Review from Wonderbox Metal

August 27, 2020
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: August 27, 2020

This is the second album from Wills Dissolve, a progressive metal band from the US.

Wills Dissolve play a multigenre form of progressive metal that takes in a range of other styles and subgenres. Progressive black/death metal, post-metal, ambient, doom metal, and progressive rock are all included in Echoes, and all get their moments to shine. The album consists of a single 32-minute track. It’s a future-themed extreme progressive metal exploration of sci-fi waters that is as well-crafted as it is enjoyable.

This is a complex piece that’s rich in depth of content. The breadth of influences that went into the creation of Echoes could easily have resulted in something unwieldy, but the clear talent of the band means that the material is both coherent and focused, while also being diverse and multifaceted. If you were to throw Opeth, Wilderun, Ihsahn, Rush, Yes, Isis, Ne Obliviscaris, and even a touch of Arcturus into a blender, and it miraculously didn’t sound like an awful mess, (quite the opposite in fact), then you might not end up with something too far away from Echoes.

The enviable skills of the band members have produced an album filled with emotion and atmosphere, but one that also has the bite of the truly heavy when it needs to. Ranging frequently from light ambient introspection to harsh brutal violence, this lengthy song is a real journey into Wills Dissolve’s universe.

Echoes is a very rewarding album, offering the listener something quite satisfying to explore. Check it out.


Review from Musipedia of Metal

August 25, 2020
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: August 25, 2020

Wills Dissolve have been in existence in Houston, Texas since 2015. In their 5 years together Wills Dissolve have made quite a bit of noise; their 2018 debut The Heavens Are Not On Fire was incredibly well received. The bands blend of Death Metal and Prog as well as the deeply intelligent nature of the albums subject matter and lyrics (based around the 1833 Leonid meteor shower, and how this affected people's religious beliefs) wo...

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Review from Metal Utopia

August 25, 2020
From: Metal Utopia
Published: August 25, 2020

In 2018, Texas trio Wills Dissolve came out with their first release “The Heavens Are Not on Fire…”, an album that in my opinion undeservedly flew under the radar. Why so? One complaint I heard about the album back then was that it was derivative. And yeah, few minutes into he first song and you’re thinking “wow, this sounds like Opeth!” Yes, Wills Dissolve indeed wear their influences on their sleeve (if the Isis song names...

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Review from Rock Queen Reviews

August 25, 2020
From: Rock Queen Reviews
Published: August 22, 2020

‘Echoes’, from Houston, Texas prog, black/death metal band Wills Dissolve is the new epic 32 minute single, following their debut full-length, ‘The Heavens Are Not On Fire’. Based on the vagaries of space exploration, from the astronaut’s perspective, in a scenario in which, Earth is no longer habitable. Conceptually, at its heart is the destructive consequences of the actions of humans. Covering various genres, includin...

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Review from Echoes and Dust

August 18, 2020
From: Echoes and Dust
Published: August 14, 2020

Extreme metal and science fiction are strange bedfellows. Certainly, in a style more strongly associated with po-faced snarling, or unironic attempts to summon the devil, singing about astronauts, aliens and outer space seems somehow ludicrous, a pastime reserved solely for silly curiosities. There are exceptions, of course; Voivod, Vektor and Darkspace, among others have gathered legions of admirers, and made fairly successful caree...

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Review from Toilet Ov Hell

August 6, 2020
From: Toilet Ov Hell
Published: August 6, 2020 

Hail science. Hail the endless void.

We first heard about Wills Dissolve around these parts when a wooden object/actor premiered a track off their debut back in 2018. Despite using nonsense words like “Opethian” and “Texas,” he stirred some excitement for the band’s brand of progressive death metal that didn’t (and still doesn’t) shirk away from incorporating all manner of genres in service of their tales.

And rather grand...

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Review from My Music Path

August 5, 2020
From: My Music Path
Published: August 4, 2020

With just one track that lasts half an hour the band from Houston, Texas takes you on a journey into the endless void of space. To name their record 'Echoes' takes guts. Obviously, the band is hugely influenced by Pink Floyd and their masterpiece 'Echoes' is unparalleled. However, Wills Dissolve pulls out all the stops. They paint a science fictional picture of a star-filled purple vortex. In the end, a giant black hole lurks, like the ...

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Review from Metal Temple

July 30, 2020
From: Metal Temple
Published: July 30, 2020 

Hailing from Houston, Texas, WILLS DISSOLVE was formed in late 2015 in Houston, Texas by Guitarist/Vocalists Nick Block and Andrew Caruana brought together by their love of Progressive, Doom, and Extreme Metal. They were joined shortly by Black/Death metal Drummer Branson Heinz and Bassist Shaun Weller; a veteran of the Punk/Metal scene in his home state of Michigan. Drawing on such diverse influences as OPETH, ISIS, ENSLAVED, and SWALLO...

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