Will Haven- Voir Dire
As far back as I can remember, Will Haven has always been a band that just got lost in translation for most people into aggressive music. Even at the pinnacle of their success, I always heard the same negative stance of “This band is a Deftones rip-off, who gives a shit?” leaving very few to truly appreciate or understand what they were trying to accomplish. Well, it’s safe to say that Will Haven’s “Voir Dire” just might be their finest achievement yet, and will extract any naysayer’s head right out of their own tight ass.
The title “Voir Dire” is a Latin term meaning “to speak the truth”, and Will Haven couldn’t be more honest when it comes to sticking to their guns on this record. “Voir Dire” exudes a hearty dose of noisy, sludge-filled atmospheric metalcore that will inspire new and old listeners alike to return to this band’s back catalogue. Shrieked vocals, down-tuned bass and guitars, airy keyboards, and primal drumming allow this record to pummel and groove, but grant quiet yet dense drone-filled ambience before building back to pure chaos. This album takes off running and never bothers to look over its shoulder for uptight diehards or green newcomers leaving anyone in the dust that isn’t willing to keep up.
Will Haven’s “Voir Dire” is another tour de force and should serve as a reminder of their importance in the hardcore/metal community. You can follow this artist through their Facebook, purchase this record through their Webstore, or stream a track below: