CONSTANT WAVES - self-titled CD review
"Well it's been a hell of a wait but Stourbridge's instrumental post-metallers CONSTANT WAVES finally dropped their album of funky yet epic, face-meltingly powerful tunes earlier this year. Those that have been fortunate enough to catch this four-piece live over the years will recognise a lot of these seven tunes, from the blistering opener 'Chicken in the Blood' to live favourite and album closer 'Dr. Rumack'. This is a beautifully varied piece of work that incorporates sweet, clean, melodic, ambient soundscapes, funky, danceable licks, epic post-metal walls of distorted noise, and massive head-caving riffs, and plays heavily on the contrast between all of these varied sounds, creating a truly dynamic listening experience. Driving all of this is some seriously tight, solid, and wonderfully prominent bass that holds its own against the soaring guitars, and some consistently brilliant technical drumming that's always as heavy or as full as it needs to be. A great and consistent piece of work (with brilliant song-titles!) that was well worth the wait."