WL//WH Track Of The Day: DAMIEN HEARSE “Nihilist Wave”


After last March’s highly danceable synth-driven debut 3-tracker “Suicide Machine”, the turbulent and eccentric ‘Scuzzwave Crooner and Doom Propagandist’ based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Damien Hearse has dropped his sophomore EP “Nihilist Wave”, one more time replete with neurotic syncopated rhythms, droning bass menace, swirling synths and cynical social commentary amidst paradox and irony.

The uninhibited slab of early Devo-esque New Wave “Nihilist Wave” is laced with modern lyrics that observe society through a keen lens of spectacular disillusionment to invoke feelings of fear, helplessness, and melancholy from the latent domain of realistic dreams.

Propelled by the uncontrollable urge of vibrant and raw roboticism, “Nihilist Wave” bounces and rumbles frantically, scorched by unrelenting punk energy, across unremitting slashing beats, enervated low end buzzing chugs, darting flashing synths, and taut abrasive jagged riffs against which growl harsh, ominous baritone vocals, insinuating nefarious global agendas through a warped tunnel of dynamic backup collisions, to combine psychotic denials, paranoid repetitions and excruciating confessions into a turbulent headspace of dire dystopia.

Damien Hearse‘s third EP “Hell” is due on October 11th.

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