Wreck and Reference – Want

Wreck and Reference serve up a slightly different, and more dismal, blend of extreme music styles coming together on this new album of theirs. However, the song structures still leave a lot to be desired.

Wreck and Reference – Want

The previously reviewed music duo known as Wreck and Reference has a new album out. In case you’re unfamiliar with these guys, I’d steer clear of this album unless you’re looking for something supremely dark, tortured, and depressing. Beyond the emotional aspects of the music is the seamless blend of influences that come together in the album streaming via the widget above. Noise, black metal, goth rock, and more are stirred into a hellish cauldron that I can’t wait to make a review about. Enjoy!

Wreck And Reference – “Absurdities And Echoes”

Metal experimentalists Wreck And Reference have a new 7″ on the way titled No Content, and the project has seen fit to drop one of the tracks from it via music video. “Absurdities And Echoes” doesn’t have the strong black metal vibes that came through on last year’s No Youth, but the song is incredibly textured and atmospheric. There are loads of noisy, sharp textures that pierce the spacious synths and drums the band sets against these vocals that sound too tortured for words. Enjoy!

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Wreck and Reference- No Youth

On their latest album, Wreck and Reference unapologetically combines elements of noise, drone, black metal, and industrial as well.

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Wreck and Reference- No Youth

One of the heavier industrial albums I’ve listened to in a while, No Youth by Wreck and Reference, is the followup to the project’s 2011 album, Black Cassette. Hailing from California, Wreck and Reference are infusing heavy, doom-esque moments into otherwise spacious and hypnotic tracks. The track “Nausea” even showcases some loud and mechanically delivered black metal-style blast beats.

No Youth sets a very specific mood, but utilizes a variety of percussion, and a large range of intensity to stand out amidst its peers. The album was even mixed and mastered by Colin Marson of Krallice, which definitely gives the album somewhat of a seal of approval in some circles–this being one of them.