with diverse layers of aggressive and adrenalinic vocals compose the
third full-length by the Puertoricans moved from San Juan to the US
a few years ago.
Most songs are in English, with the exception of "Danza Macabra",
in Spanish, which doesn't suit their style very much, being apt mostly
for tribal or happy genres without mordant.
Among the more remarkable songs, the abrupt moshing of "Deceased
We Mate" (between D.R.I. and Earth Crisis), displaying quite
involving vocals, "Plasma", a track on the trail of
the early Bad Religion, "Temptation & A Sun", rife
with momentum, and finally the highlight "Children of the Dead",
very 90's HC-like, gifted with lively riffs alà No Fraud.
Nothing to object as to the recording, nevertheless musicwise they tend
to be a bit repetitive and the weaker point resides in the vocals, which
need being arranged way better; finally, there're some solos devoid
of grace and they are the ones that ruin songs like "Skeleton".
Punk doesn't require skill historically, but if you decide to add a
solo, then you have to do it well.
Fallen Wisdom are still far from becoming the heirs of Suicidal Tendencies
and alike, but the live experiences should help them surmount these
faults and be back with a less hurried and more skillful record. Anyway,
someone over 30, strongly nostalgic of the Punk/Metal bands that used
to be popular 15 years ago, might find it appetible to ease his hunger
for these bands so rare nowadays.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 20th July 2005