A horrible hack

Waingro

III

Year Released: 2019
Format: Download
Label: No List - Sludgelord
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Feb 9, 2020
Thirty seconds into this and I was groaning in weary despair, but a minute later I was sold and enjoying the heck out of it. Not quite sure Waingro have pulled that off but kudos for sure, because amid some very familiar influences they've crafted a surging beast of a rock record that's impossible not to enjoy. The two key components are clumpy sludge metal (think Cavity circa 'On The Lam') and the pushy, broad-shouldered punk of Turbonegro or Burning Love. This gives 'III' its heavy, high-energy vibe, but it's the songwriting and snaky melodic sidelines – think a more aggro, attack-focused Josh Homme – that lift the album beyond fleeting, adrenaline-rush satisfaction and make it something you'll want to keep coming back to.


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