New School Punk Goodness From A Wilhelm Scream, Thursday at Churchill's
photo by Cindy Frey
A cross between the melodic punk of Lawrence Arms and the churning hardcore of Rise Against, A Wilhelm Scream combines a high quotient of both heft and hooks. Original drummer Nicholas Pasquale Angelini is the beast's backbone, driving tempo like Jeff Gordon, and keying a thick bottom end worthy of J.Lo. Atop them sit the dueling guitars and singer Nuno Pereira's vocals, veering from plaintive croon to angry roar. It's a sturdy package boasting a heavyweight punch and the melodic footwork to keep it from plodding like many hardcore peers.
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