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  • Wrathchild America - 3-D

    Wrathchild America - 3-D
    1991 Atlantic Records


Wrathchild America - 3-D

1991 Atlantic Records :: Reviewed by rofreason on 2005-07-14

3-D finds Wrathchild America changing only by growing up and slowing down a little. The same sardonic view is prevelent in the lyrics, which, combined with the guitar wizardry of Terry Carter and Jay Abbene, forms a complex album full of surprises. The band's influences have obviously expanded, as there are overtones of both blues and jazz in the rhythmic structure. Brad Divens' spoken word style vocals stay true to form, as does the " follow the guitarist" drumming of Shannon Larkin. The band is incredibly tight as a unit, which is damn impressive, as they write highly technical songs which keep things interesting throughout the album. The lyrics have also improved here, showing a glimpse of the introspection which would be the crux of Souls at Zero. Again, this album is unfortunately out of print, but does appear in the cutout section occasionally. More progressive than CTW, but not as heavy as what they would become, 3-D is a good stopping point for the band (they completely changed their image when they renamed themselves Souls at Zero) and another album worth having in the collection.