Wallow are a four piece rock band from illinois that has been together since the summer of 2015. Despite the band being around for less than a year they released a demo quality EP entitled Limb From Limb.
The plays an aggressive version of rock most aligned with grunge. They keep it simple sticking to 4/4 time signature and mostly power chord progressions. In regards to the recording quality there are a laundry list of issues from phase to masking problems. My thoughts were that this was a decent reflection of what the band sounds like but will have to either record their next effort to a pro studio or make significant strides in their engineering capabiliti if they want to get close to have a commercial sounding release that is suitable contender for the mainstream or underground.
The band starts with an intro that isn’t indicative of what the rest of the songs sound like. A couple of reverb laced guitars make some atmosphere while a melodramatic sample of a guy and girl talking plays over the music.
The band starts to show their colors on “Gone”. It’s a solid song and thought the vocal style worked well. The song more or less sounds like a cloud of white noise with vocals buried in there. “Cut Me Opn” is more or less straightforward grunge with little surprises. The other highlight was “Limb From Limb”. That being said the vocal style was so different sound from “Gone” it feels like a different singer.
While there may be some potential here since the band is so young there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. Their style feels a little general at the moment. There is a decent foundation here but the band falls into a category of wait and see for now.
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