Power of Metal.dk Review

Style: Sludge/Doom
Release date: 27 September, 2011
Playing time: 52:47

Rwake play Sludge/Doom that actually goes beyond the stereotypes of the genres. Especially the vocal performances are very diverse and add a lot to the impression of this piece of work. You will find weirdness on this album as well as a wall of relentless heaviness. They do it very well, but Rest is not an easy album to get into. To be honest, it is also a bit uneven. Some of the (very long!) tracks don’t work for me, even after repeated spins of the album. On the other hand do the final track, “Was Only a Dream” really impress. It goes from quiet parts to violent outbursts and creates an atmosphere that drags in the listener and the nearly fourteen minutes feels not a second too long.

Rest is a demanding album that demands a lot of the listener but fans of bands like Neurosis and Mastodon should give this a try.

01. Souls of the Sky
02. It Was Beautiful But Now It's Sour
03. An Invisible Thread
04. The Culling
05. Ti Progetto
06. Was Only a Dream
Label: Relapse Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Steen Schøn
Date: 24 April, 2012
Link: www.myspace.com/rwake