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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 28, 2019, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: September 25, 2019

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. “The Heavens are Not on Fire” is a reissue from 2018, and contains five lengthy tracks.

The t...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 7, 2019, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: September 5, 2019

Wills Dissolve are a 4 piece based in Houston, Texas. The band, who formed in 2015 features Nick Block and Andrew Carvana on Guitar and Vocals both formerly from the band Act Of War, who are joined by Branson Heinz on Drums and and Shaun Weller on Bass and Vocals. The band play a very interesting style of progressive extreme metal. It’s mainly progressive death metal, but there are elements of Black and Pagan metal in their so...

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Review from The Progressive Aspect

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, August 5, 2019, In : English 
From: The Progressive Aspect
Published: March 27, 2019

Texas-based progressive metal band Wills Dissolve’s debut album, The Heavens are Not on Fire, is an Opethian meditation on misanthropy and religion told through the lens of a rural West Texas religious community’s reaction to the Leonid meteor storm of November 1833. Guitarist Andrew Caruana described the overall theme as “the grave consequences of misapplied dogmatic zeal,” as realised in the story of that small religi...

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Review from Toilet Ov Hell (Song Premiere)

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, August 5, 2019, In : English 
From: Toilet Ov Hell (Song Premiere)
Published: October 3, 2018

I know it’s hard to elicit excitement for a premiere of a debut album since, ya know, you haven’t heard of them before, but what if I told you it’s HECKIN’ GOOD!?

Texas’ Wills Dissolve take a sort of Opethian approach to songwriting with a hypnotic repeating melodies, but with one major difference: they don’t linger on one riff forever. Mixed into their style  is just about anything that could possibly sound...

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Review from No Clean Singing (Song premiere)

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, August 5, 2019, In : English 
From: No Clean Singing (Song Premiere)
Published: September 11, 2018

So much obvious contemplation and care has gone into the debut album, The Heavens Are Not On Fire, by the genre-bending Houston band Wills Dissolve that it became a many-layered artistic achievement, from the conceptual framework to the album art to the music, which is itself multiply textured, technically impressive, and constantly changing but coherent.

Perhaps it’s best to begin with the album’s concept, whi...

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 Released:  July 29, 2019
Genre: Progressive Blackened Death Metal