WuW – Rien Ne Nous Sera Épargné

Rating: 3.5/5
Distributor/label URL: https://prostheticrecords.com/
Released: 2018
Buy Album [URL]: https://store.prostheticrecords.com/
Band Website: https://www.facebook.com/WuWband/

Band line-up:

Benjamin Colin: Drums, keyboards, percussions, sound engineering
Guillaume Colin: Guitars, bass, keyboards, percussions

Tracklisting:

1. Pour ce qu’il en restera
2. Vivre à la splendeur des crépuscules
3. Voir en même temps l’humour et la tragédie, en toute chose, à chaque instant
4. Nous étions venus au monde pour être des personnes
5. Une barque sans rames
6. À l’écart des chemins fatigués de nos habitudes

Review:

This is the instrumental debut from Parisian duo, WuW; a dark and heavy progressive soundtrack for appreciators of Magma, King Crimson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. WuW is the creative outpouring of two brothers, Benjamin and Guillaume Colin, both classically trained percussionists and veterans of the Paris music scene, and newly signed to Prosthetic Records.

So here we have an instrumental album of experimental/progressive/doom to get through. Let’s have a listen then. Whilst I’m not really a fan of instrumental albums for the most part, I did like the instrumentation and the emotions that seemed to pour out of my speakers. Even though it’s heavy, it also has a lifting element to it that takes you up on a trip and carries you away. The songs are fairly long, ranging from 5:37 to 9:15. They don’t seem to be overlong, mostly because of the inventive playing and the range of styles in every song. This is the kind of album that would sound great with headphones on, a nice drink and a dark room to fully enjoy it.

With crunchy guitar playing, heavy bass, thundering drums and added effects, this is a great album that the stoner market will love, kind of like Black Sabbath without vocals. Grab a copy and groove into the dark realm with them, I’m sure they would love for you to join them.

Review by Rick Ecker
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