WRISTMEETRAZOR have shared the video for the new song “This Summer’s Sorrow II: Growing Old In The Waiting Place” over at Knotfest.
Vocalist/bassist Justin Fornof says, “‘This Summer’s Sorrow II: Growing Old in the Waiting Place’ is the final piece in a triptych (of sorts), created by the Replica of a Strange Love singles. It’s a song about being in limbo, waiting for a day that you know will never come. In context to the record and the previous singles, it’s the exasperated final metamorphosis from unfeeling shell to empty husk.”
Replica of a Strange Love is a modern take on metalcore; building on the foundations of their past to leave a shimmering trail of visceral energy in their wake. Isaac Hale of Knocked Loose made his production debut on the album, and also made a cameo on the first single, “Last Tango In Paris.” The album was engineered and mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording Studios, before being mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Through his lyrics, Fornof deconstructs his own psyche in the wake of Misery Never Forgets, observing heartbreak through a philosophical lens. Replica of a Strange Love is introspective, utilizing the work of Nietzsche, Foucault, LaVey and more to make sense of human reactions and sociological phenomena specific to ongoing events. Hopeless romanticism is the past — personal philosophy is the present.
From their roots as a DIY band — Jonah Thorne started WMR as a solo project before joining forces with Fornof for his creative vision before later welcoming Bryan Prosser and Tyler Norris for their eclectic skill sets and artistry — WRISTMEETRAZOR have blossomed into a force to be reckoned with. Still driven by the desire to get down in the dirt in a live arena, expect to see this four-piece in a town near you as soon as is possible.
Still fashionably dead, now is the time to take note of WRISTMEETRAZOR.
The video for first single “Last Tango in Paris” premiered over at Revolver. Hale makes a guest vocal appearance on the song.
The band also premiered “Anemic (The Same Six Words),” with an accompanying visual by Errick Easterday, via Alternative Press. Read the exclusive interview and listen/watch here.
“swings for the fences with a thrilling new take on metalcore that works in elements of ’90s screamo, downtuned nu metal, bellowing gothic metal, and more” —Brooklyn Vegan
“low-end riffs will liquidate your bowels if you play them loud enough” — Stereogum