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Wither Blister Burn & Peel

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  • Stabbing Westard’s second album, Wither Blister Burn + Peel, is one of the most adventurous and experimental albums in Industrial today. It’s ten tracks of power, emotion, and intensity that manages to touch your soul in many different ways. The songs “Shame” and “What Do I Have To Do?” deal with feelings of inadequacy with the opposite sex, and are two of the most powerful songs ever recorded, thanks to the amazing guitar, synth, and above all, the brilliant voice of lead singer Christopher Hall. “Sleep”, which depicts the horror of incest, is one of the most traumatic songs ever written. This album goes together very well with Stabbing Westward’s newest release, Darkest Days.It’s a shame (no pun intended) that this band gets called a Nine Inch Nails wannabe or rip-off. Stabbing Westward is one of the most original and unique bands in all of Industrial, maybe in all of music. It’s not that hard to spot that they’re highly influenced by NIN, but it’s for sure that they don’t rip them off. They’re also compared to bands like Filter and Gravity Kills, and that’s just wrong, seeing as those two bands combined don’t have near as much talent as SW. What’s also a shame is that Wither Blister Burn + Peel and Darkest Days are priced so low and collecting dust in record stores. People need to open their eyes to one of the best bands the music industry has to offer.

    Posted on March 1, 2010