Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Impure Wilhelmina - Antidote

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since the last time we heard from Impure Wilhemina. The post-rock/post-hardcore masters have consistently captured the imagination since their inception in 1996 and this latest offering, their seventh full length is another impressive step forward for the band. It proves once more just how talented project mainman Michael Schindl is, but also sees him cultivating some truly exciting collaborations with some wonderful partners, making for comeppling heavy music that you're guaranteed to be enamored with. 

Antidote is an exciting offering because of the depth of the compositions. The layers of guitars and the immaculate execution that shines through on a track like 'Jasmines' is truly potent. It speaks to the year that went into writing this album and refining it into the masterpiece that it is. In an era where we are all trying to return to normal and get a grasp once more on our lives, Antidote shines as a stellar example of just how we can strive to be better and what can come together to make for compelling listening in an era where so may of us just feel devoid of emotion. Impure Wilhelmina come through with their antidote, a heartfelt cure for our woes. 

There's a very high replayability to this record. It really speaks to a distinct approach and the bands ability to dredge up deep emotions. While Antidote doesn't necessarily reinvent what Impure Wilhelmina do, it does consistently point towards growth of the band. There are new ways tracks are locking together and bold new visions that unite to craft a record that leaves you scraping your jaw off the floor. Dive into this with me and you won't regret it. Antidote is a post-hardcore record for the soul and one we all need right now.

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