Canadian grinders Wake scorch the Great White North to black on their furious fourth full-length, Misery Rites.
Ever since the release of Surrounded by Human Filth in 2010, Wake have been on an upward trajectory toward the darkest, most unrelenting forms of grindcore possible, which had seemed to reach its apex with 2016’s vicious Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow. With the release of Misery Rites, however, it appears that band is far from out of steam, and that there are still even darker recesses within the genre to explore. The record picks up where its predecessor left off and drags the listener further into an abyss full of seething anger, inner turmoil and lots of fast, ugly riffs. Continue Reading