Exclusive Track Premiere: WVRM, “Can You Hear the Wind Howl?”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks 2016Earlier this year, six unsigned bands visited a Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in either Brooklyn, NY or Boston, MA, where they laid down some jams at one of Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art facilities with producer Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Exhumed) or Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche), respectively. Bands signed up through an open application process on MetalSucks, then Axl and Vince worked with Will and Kurt to choose their favorites. We’ll be releasing the tracks all of the finalists recorded over the next two weeks! Today, we conclude with WVRM from Greenville, SC.

In August, we praised WVRM for making “deeply, unsettlingly ugly music.”

We are thrilled to report that “Can You Hear the Wind Howl?”, the result of their CRTxMS sessions with Kurt Ballou in Boston, does not contradict this claim. “Wind” is nightmare fuel in audio form, malevolence as music, the kind of song that will make animals lose their minds and senior citizens keel over from shock-induced heart attacks. Appropriately, given its title, the track sounds like a sentient, fire-spitting tornado with teeth; you don’t listen to it so much as you get inhaled, tossed around, and turned inside out by it. Don’t even bother trying to run.

“Can You Hear the Wind Howl?” Fuck! You’d have to be stone deaf not to.

Check out WVRM’s “Can You Hear the Wind Howl?” below. You can, and should, check out more of their music on their Bandcamp page.

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