Album review: The Wrath | Disillusions and Resolutions

 

The Wrath are one of the Gold Coast’s longest running and consistent bands. Having followed them from their beginnings in the early 2000s, I’ve seen them countless times and can attest to their reputation as an amazing live band.

The band has achieved a lot in the 12 years since they started, they have toured the country, played the Big Day Out and supported some of the biggest names in punk including The Misfits, Nekromantix, Tiger Army and Lagwagon to name but a few. But since hearing their set at Wallapalooza and the few new tracks they previewed there it’s become evident that the band has evolved into a bigger monster than before and have pushed themselves further as songwriters.

The big question before listening to Disillusions & Resolutions for me was whether these new tracks had the same energy and effect that they had when I saw them live, and the answer is a resounding ‘fuck yes they do!’

Not only does this album have a furious punk rock kick but it is also catchy as hell. The first single Misgivings Are Through is definitely a stand out but it’s tracks like Serpent Tongue, Blood On Your Hands and Cold Asphyxiation that were the real gems for me.

The Wrath has had several line up changes through the years but I feel that the heart, soul and frontman of the band Tommy Kreeper has finally found a line up with the talent and chemistry to complement his vision and voice and to take it to the next level.

I cannot recommend Disillusions & Resolutions enough, not just for the punks but for anyone who wants an album that is not only diverse and full of depth but will also make you want to drive fast, party hard and throw your fist in the air.

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