HC:Review Brought Up In A Hurricane
From start to finish Brought Up In A Hurricane is a chaotic whirlwind of raw emotion executed with freshmen savvy that will leave fans appetites awakened for a taste of something they want more of. In 12 tracks We Move Mountains unleashes furious assault upon the musical senses with rapid fire instruments napalming their way through an mp3 wasteland of black smedium t-shirts. We Move Mountains will take no prisoners but they will captivate listeners with an album that is well produced while refreshingly raw.
This album includes fan favorite tracks such as “Dan Nettekoven Snakes The Win” which released earlier this year with the bands first music video and “You Better Watch Your Throat” which belts out identifiable incantations such as “I’m normal. I’m normal. I swear to God I’m normal.” We Move Mountains skillfully blends several elements of hardcore to such a degree that at the opening of “Congratulations Universe, You Win” I was infused with favorable memories of some of the most enjoyable bands coming up through local scenes at the turn of the century. In “Dude, Cameron, Bro” the band takes a well placed detour from pure brutality to demonstrate their potential for diversity by reaching a straightforward rock ambience with clear vocals spiced perfectly with screams and running leads that crescendo in a breakdown finale.
Throughout Brought Up In A Hurricane, the vocals and guitars take their turn in leading songs and overall meld artfully to construct a total sound that is diverse, genuine and compelling. We Move Mountains manages to capture the energy that make their live sets memorable to such a degree that one can imagine band members passing out at the end of the recording process. To placate the thirst for definitions, this album is best described as a chaotic mash of genres the likes of spazzcore sans overt femininity (spazz-man-core), screamo without the droning and metalcore with chunk laden breakdowns. We Move Mountains gets plenty low but does not substitute down tuning for innovation, as the guitars constantly chop through each track matching the unbridled emotion of each scream, grunt, rapid downbeat and cymbal clash.
As one of the most recent additions to the album the song “Pterodactyls” takes the vocals to a into a new precipice of guttural treats and is perhaps the most telling as to the maturation and direction We Move Mountains will take as they continue to progress as a band. For a band that is already bursting at the seams of their tight pants, if they continue to expand their musical arsenal they are likely to detonate into a mushroom cloud of galactic creativity dust. Brought Up In A Hurricane is this band’s shogun challenge to the scene underlings nibbling at the periphery of authenticity, this album is distinctly raw in the fashion that fans have come to love with indications of growth that will propel We Move Mountains far beyond their local scene in Maple Valley, Washington.
CD RELEASE PARTY – [10/22/10] 7PM We Move Mountains @ MANFEST 2.0 HUGE SHOW! – FOOD, MUSIC & HUGE RAFFLES @ Warehouse 91 – 21415 Maple Valley Highway in Maple Valley, WA 98038
We Move Mountains debut album Brought Up In A Hurricane recorded with Sean Green (formerly in Sanctity In Silence) of Gun Ho Productions. Album art for BUIAH was done by Christopher Moore of ZeroART. BUIAH will be available for $10 at live shows, the band has stated that mail orders are looking like they’ll be possible with an extra $5 for shipping and are doing their best to get the album available through iTunes.
We Move Mountains is Maple Valley, Washington hardcore from: Zesty Sams – Vocals; Keller Doom – Guitar/Vocals; Bones de Leon – Drums; Ethan Gibbons – Guitar; Nate Arthur – Bass. Join We Move Mountains and keep up to date through their social networking sites: WMM Facebook and WMM Myspace
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