Wilson: "Right To Rise" album review by Aaron Nordstrom from Gemini Syndrome
When I was asked to review the new Wilson record, I didn't exactly know if I should do it. I've never reviewed anything in print. I'm not necessarily a fan of Wilson only because I haven't really heard enough of them. We have done some festivals with them but no real up close exposure. I suppose I didn't want to review a record from my peers and not like it and then have to write that I didn't like it. Well I'm on tour and found the time to listen. Here's my only regret.
I didn't have the time to listen to it from top to bottom in one sitting. I had to break it up into smaller pieces but all in all m, this was a really well put together album. I had some sort of notion of them being a bread and butter rock band and while there are some elements of that in the music, there are a lot of surprise breakdowns that are extremely heavy and some very interesting musical changes that I was not expecting. All of this left my ears and my brain happy because it was giving me something I was kind of expecting but also leaving me with more and often unexpected stimuli. Lyrically it is powerful. Don't take any shit kind of music, which I enjoy. The vocals are catchy and memorable though I have no idea how he sings like that every day but hey, I imagine people say that about me too so whatever. Musicianship is excellent. The tones and production are great. I really don't have anything but positive shit to say about this record. I will be listening again and I urge you to as well. Thanks for reading and check out "Right to Rise" by Wilson.