Like a story with a great punchline, the brutality captures your attention. The powerful breakdowns do more than just enhance the music. When combined with introspective lyrics they emphasize the points we sometimes miss.

Wage War announced a proclamation with Blueprints (2015). A breakthrough album that dealt with unspoken thoughts using melodic aggression. Together they formed an outspoken voice for the silent. Now, Wage War is back with a new album entitled Deadweight, available this month via Fearless Records.

It’s no easy task following up a highly acclaimed record but Wage War is clearly up to the challenge. Deadweight may not be as heavy as Blueprints but it doesn’t need to be. The aggression is more controlled this time. Like a story with a great punchline, the brutality captures your attention. The powerful breakdowns do more than just enhance the music. When combined with introspective lyrics they emphasize the points we sometimes miss.

This is melody redefining emotion. The engaging choruses are well planned and do more than just lighten the tone of the harsh vocals, they further elaborate the music by providing the listener with a sing along opportunity. Highlight tracks for me are: “Southbound”, “Deadweight”, “Don’t Let Me Fade Away”,“Indestructible” and “Johnny Cash”.

Deadweight features the kind of musicality that is more than just admirable, it’s memorable. I find it hard to believe this is only Wage War’s sophomore effort! Check out Deadweight and jettison the albatross of unworthy metal weighing down you! \m/

Wage War are:

  •  Chris Gaylord – Bass
  • Cody Quistad – Guitars, Vocals
  • Stephen Kluesener – Drums
  • Briton Bond – Vocals
  • Seth Blake – Guitars
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