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Author's Rating
Vocals 9
Musicianship 9
Lyrics 9.75
Production 7.25
Creativity 7.75
Lasting Value 8.25
Reviewer Tilt 8.25
Final Verdict: 85%
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A Wilhelm Scream - Mute Print

Reviewed by: John Collins (08/15/12)
A Wilhelm Scream - Mute Print
Record Label: Nitro Records
Release Date: April 20, 2004


A Wilhelm Scream is a punk band from New Bedford, Massachusetts. They've developed a style of hardcore punk that is both fast and technical which has a certain drive that has given them a sound all of their own. A Wilhelm Scream have been a band since 1993 and were known in their earlier years as both Koen and Smackin' Isaiah. After changes to both their line-up and band name, they released Mute Print in 2004.

Mute Print is an eleven track album of well crafted, tasteful, and engaging songs. These tracks contain fast drums, ripping guitars and heart felt emotional vocals. From the beginning of the album opening, the title track, to the end of "Dreaming of Throwing Up", Mute Print is comprised of energetic and emotional punk songs that are great for singing along to. The instrumental section never seems to diminish, providing the perfect background to compliment the harsh, yet balanced vocals which compliments their refined musicianship and well written songs.

Trevor Reilly and Nuno Pereira's lyrics contain a considerable amount of metaphors, making the lyrics both unique and engaging for the reader. Lyrics such as, "Don't believe them. You're not worthless. You're one in a million. It's us against millions and we can't take them all. But we can take them on." - "The Rip" are a good representation of how A Wilhelm Scream's lyrics are both honest and sincere, further giving the album lasting value.

These eleven tracks form a comprehensive picture of punk music in the early 2000's. It's a raw, fast, honest, and in engaging genre if executed correctly. Lyrics such as, " A falling dreams not just a morbid sign. It's opportunity." - "William blake Overdrive", show how A Wilhelm Scream sets themselves apart from other bands with the use of tasteful emblems and an instrumental section that will intrigue most punk fans.

Recommended If You LikeNo Trigger, Lipona, Title Fight, & Propagandhi


Tracklisting:

1. Mute Print
2. Famous Friends and Fashion Drunks
3. Anchor End
4. William Blake Overdrive
5. Brand New Me, Same Shitty You
6. The Rip
7. Retiring
8. Stab. Stab. Stab.
9. A Picture of the World
10. Kursk
11. Dreaming of Throwing Up
 
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12:49 PM on 08/20/12
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credit to: Dylan Fleming for editing this review.
03:35 PM on 08/27/12
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crf1895
get kinda awesome
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nice. i like both their last full-lenghts more than this one, though. a great example of a constantly improving band.
01:03 PM on 08/28/12
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nice. i like both their last full-lenghts more than this one, though. a great example of a constantly improving band.
agreed. they also have a new full length coming out this year that i can't wait for!
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