Warp and Weft – Patience (Review)

Warp and Weft - PatienceWarp and Weft are a US hardcore band and this is their debut release.

Featuring members of the dead sexy Morality Crisis, Patience is a raw, nasty blend of hardcore, punk, metal, and noise rock.

The band/press blurb refer to this as an album, yet its length, (20 minutes), and number of tracks, (6), would indicate an EP to me. Either way, it doesn’t matter too much. What’s important is the music it contains, and this is a riotous, raucous release of ravishing, rocking tunes.

The delivery is emotive and sharp, and the songs are the same. Spiky, angular, and atypical riffs and structures seem to fall out of the speakers as if someone has scooped up the band members in the middle of them playing, rolled them into a ball, and thrown them down the nearest staircase. Believe it or not, this seems to be a good thing.

When listening to Patience it’s easy to get the impression that it’s creating itself as it goes along, almost as if it doesn’t actually know what it’s going to be doing until it does it. Although not quite as chaotic and shapeless as I may have made it out to be so far, this is still music that relies on feeling and instinct to craft itself, rather than merely adopting more traditional composition techniques to make life easy for itself.

The songs are not without atmospheric depth either, especially the latter tracks like Colostrum. No matter what they’re doing though, Warp and Weft show talent throughout this short release.

Immensely impressive, hugely enjoyable, and fabulously warped, Patience is a very strong first outing for this new band.

Check this out, you must.

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