REVIEW: Wage War – Deadweight

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Since being taken under the wing of A Day to Remember frontman Jeremy McKinnon and signing to Fearless Records in 2015, Ocala, Florida band Wage War have quickly seen themselves pick up a huge amount of buzz and fans in the metalcore scene, with a trajectory akin to Knocked Loose, who has also experienced a similar surge in popularity.

While their debut album Blueprints showed a band that knew had to play metalcore well, I personally felt they fell into a lot of the traps lots of other metalcore bands do when starting out, with an overabundance of breakdowns and a reliance on slower, clean chorus which often threatened to kill the momentum of their own tracks.

So has the release of their second album Deadweight shown that Wage Ware have focused on their strengths and trimmed the fat?

Yes and no.

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Placeholder Music starting up again.

So if you haven’t noticed, this page has been very quiet as of late. While the hiatus was always planned, the length of time Placeholder Music would be out of commission wasn’t. After I got the internet issues all sorted and started to get into the groove with me new job, I ended up in hospital and have been in and out of hospital for the last 3 months with heart issues.

But I’m recovering, probably going to have to resign from my job and feel miserable, so I’m going to start¬†Placeholder Music back up again on a slower schedule.

So expect reviews and news and stuff like usual, but even typing can take a lot out of me, so I might be a bit slower than usual.

– Rhys