September 10, 2013

Your Last Wish - Desolation

Review by Justin C.

Cover art by Bob Skelton

Your Last Wish's 2012 album Desolation is available on Maple Metal Records's Bandcamp page. Your Last Wish is a Montreal-based band that plays a thrashy, galloping style of melodic death metal. There are riffs galore, tight percussion, and even the occasional walking bass line. How often do you get to hear something like that in any form of death metal? Not to mention that frontwoman Roxana Bouchard provides immensely satisfying harsh vocals. She's got some great low growls, but her black metal-style highs will strip the paint off your walls. Fans of Arch Enemy and (the now-defunct) Light This City will find a lot to like here. The music may not wander very far from the usual paths of melodic death metal, but I'd also argue that their songwriting is more interesting than your standard-issue melodeath, and it hasn't gotten boring for me on repeat listens. Desolation is the band's second full-length, and I'll be very curious to hear what they come up with in the future.

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