We Could Build An Empire - In This Place

(Mighty Music – 2018)

Well I'm not sure about an empire exactly boys, but you have obviously no difficulty building a sound. Swedish trio W.C.B.A.E certainly display a dark side to their prog/alt- fused output but it seems to maintain its listener accessibility in sync with it.

 

Despite a driving alternation of ambience and anger, there is a number of bouncing moments to be found this bands product , notably the chorus in opener 'The Great Escape', 'Red 3', 'On The Run' and distortion-tinged rocker 'Rise And Fall'. Closing 'track 'Astronauts begins as a boisterous indie rocker then breaks away into a fine modern progressive rock workout before returning round the circuit.

 

Mixed with a few elements of latter-day Metallica, and quite a few strands of Spock's Beard and Nirvana, this Empire sound quite strong with the force, even if their sound is an acquired taste at best.

 

Definitely one to try.

7.5/10

 

By Dave Attrill