War From A Harlot's Mouth
In Shoals
Style: Progressive hardcore / jazz / grindcore [-ish]
Release date: April 27th 2009

WFAHM have in common with me the fact that they are bored with the current evolution of extreme music.
This cocktail of musicians from Berlin formed in 2006 to find the antidote, combining the technical fury of mathcore, the brutality of grindcore light, the spirit of hardcore and a fine blend of smooth jazz. If this sounds too eclectic, please refer to the band's myspace: "this is a band, not a bunch of rockstars. we play music and that's the whole story."

WFAHM take, in In Shoals, their distances from every genre they cross. The craziness of Meshuggah (track 2 for ex) meets the float of late Enslaved guitars. There is unfortunately in the sound a considerable lack of basses; this is in great part because the bass drum sounds like...a rebounding tennis ball; musically, the bass drum sometimes is drilled loose on, letting the splinters fly around and get lost.

Although still sounding kind of unfinished, more like a musical show reel, In Shoals is an intelligent creation, both for what can be heard and read. If they develop their gathering skills, these Germans have the quality and the unique energy to make themselves even more credible.

This record without the usual pretention of newbies' rock star attitude deserves preaching, either about the CD or the limited LP form.


01.  They come in Shoals
02. No high five for Coward
03. Briefing Secutiry Werewolves
 on red Alert
04. Crooks at your Door
05. Justice from the Lips of the
 highest Bidder
06. Copyriot
07. The certain Nothing
08. Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Errorism
09. What happens in the District
 (Paper Agents)
10. Stays in the District
(I'm the black Sheep of her Country)
11. Scully

Label: Lifeforce Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: April 28th 2009
Website: WFAHM @ MySpace