WAR FROM A HARLOT’S MOUTH: In Shoals: CD

With a band name like that, I was expecting some kill-your-girlfriend-core bullshit. That was not the case, thank goodness. WFAHM plays metal-core with punk’s indignant fury. There’s double bass drum action, and the songs are loaded with off-time parts and technical bits, but the songwriting is of such a high caliber that the virtuoso parts don’t sound tacked on, and never compromise the music’s drive. I won’t lie, I usually hate this type of stuff, but this band is so good at what they do that it’s impossible not to enjoy and appreciate it.

 –CT Terry (Lifeforce)