Summer 2022 officially caught fire thanks to this blazing LP delivered straight from the Metal Blade forge. A welcome addition to the YYC-based band’s oeuvre, Thought Form Descent took listeners on a road trip to Dante’s inferno.
Turning the lens on their inner demons, WAKE emerged from their pandemic hibernation with a battery of new songs that put their technical chops at the forefront of every blistering track. From the razor-blade maelstrom of opening cut “Infinite Inward” to the stalker-vibes of “Venerate (The Undoing of All),” WAKE glories in each suspenseful note and illustrative riff. WAKE’s eerie architecture casts a goosebump-raising shadow that’ll bring tears to your eyes and blood to your ears.
By Ben Boddez
The Italian Eurovision champs’ first majority-English album is full of roaring solos, raspy vocals, and delightful sleaze.